Dominica to stage first ODI
ST. JOHN'S, Antigua -- The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has announced that the island of Dominica will host its first One-Day International as the schedule for the upcoming Digicel Series 2009 tours by India and Bangladesh was unveiled.
Dominica’s renovated Windsor Park Stadium will become the region’s newest international venue when it stages a pair of One-Day International (ODI) matches against Bangladesh in July.
The Windsor Park ODIs will be played on Sunday, July 26 and Tuesday, July 28. Bangladesh are scheduled to arrive in the Caribbean on June 30 and play Test matches in St Vincent and Grenada before the ODI series. Arnos Vale stages the first Test from July 9-13 and the second Test is set for Grenada’s National Stadium from July 17-21.
After the two ODIs in Dominica, Warner Park in St Kitts will stage the third match on July 31 and the T20 International on August 2.
Before Bangladesh arrive the Windies will face India a four-match ODI series. Jamaica and St Lucia will share the ODIs against India, with Sabina Park staging the first two matches on Friday, June 26 and Sunday, June 28 before games three and four at the Beausejour Stadium on Friday, July 3 and Sunday, June 5.
SCHEDULE DIGICEL HOME SERIES INDIA and BANGLADESH
India in the West Indies
June 22: arrive in Jamaica
June 26: 1st Digicel ODI - Sabina Park, Jamaica
June 28: 2nd Digicel ODI - Sabina Park, Jamaica
July 3: 3rd Digicel ODI - Beausejour Stadium, St Lucia
July 5: 4th Digicel ODI - Beausejour, St Lucia
Bangladesh in the West Indies
June 30: arrive in Barbados
July 3-5: Warm-up match in Barbados (venue to be announced)
July 9-13: 1st Digicel Test - Arnos Vale, St Vincent
July 17-21: 2nd Digicel Test - National Stadium, Grenada
July 24: Warm-match in Dominica (venue to be announced)
July 26: 1st Digicel ODI - Windsor Park, Dominica
July 28: 2nd Digicel ODI - Windsor Park, Dominica
July 31: 3rd Digicel ODI - Warner Park, St Kitts
August 2: Digicel Twenty20 International - Warner Park, St Kitts