West Indies set for Abu Dhabi, New Zealand trips

ST. JOHN'S, Antigua -- The West Indies Cricket Team will play three One-Day Internationals against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi in November. The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and the West Indies Players Association (WIPA) have agreed on terms and conditions for the tour and the matches will be played on Wednesday, November 12; Friday, November 14 and Sunday, November 16.

The West Indies Team will depart from Barbados on Saturday, November 8.

In making the announcement Dr Donald Peters, Chief Executive Officer of the WICB, also noted that the possibility of playing two Test matches against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi was explored by the WICB and the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), but such an arrangement could not be put in place at this time.

“There was a proposal to play two Tests matches against Pakistan, also in Abu Dhabi, but logistically this proved too difficult for us, so we had to decline that request,” Dr Peters noted.

After leaving Abu Dhabi the West Indies players travel to New Zealand for a tour which will include two Tests, two T20 Internationals and five One-Day Internationals from December 5 to January 13.

“The team will have a camp in New Zealand as part of the build-up for what will be a very important tour,” Dr Peters said. “This will allow them to get fully acclimatized to the conditions.”