ST JOHN’S, Antigua – The WICB today announced that defending World T20 Champions West Indies will face Ireland in two T20 Internationals at Sabina Park, Jamaica in February, 2014. The two teams will also meet in a One-Day International also at the historic venue.
The three-match series will be played immediately following the NAGICO Super50 Tournament in Trinidad and Tobago. The Irish will travel directly from Trinidad while the Windies will assemble in Jamaica on Sunday, February 16 to start their preparations.
Following the series West Indies will played three ODIs against England at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground in Antigua (February 28, March 2 and 5) and three T20s at Kensington Oval in Barbados (March 9, 11 and 13).
“We are delighted to welcome the Irish Team to play against our Windies in this upcoming series. It comes immediately after the NAGICO Super50 Tournament and will be a great opportunity for the squad to get quality preparation ahead of the visit by England and before they head off to defend the ICC World T20 title which they won so spectacularly back in October 2012,” said Richard Pybus, the WICB’s Director of Cricket.
“It will also signal the start of the international season in the West Indies and it promises to be a bumper year of cricket for the fans here in the Caribbean. The Windies will have several assignments and we foresee some tough and exciting cricket as we look to build and move up the ICC rankings in all three formats.”
West Indies vs Ireland
At Sabina Park, Jamaica
Wednesday, February 19: 1st T20 International
Friday, February 21: 2nd T20 International
Sunday, February 23: One-Day International
West Indies vs England
Tuesday, February 25: England v Vice Chancellor’s XI (Venue TBC)
At Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Grounds, Antigua
Friday, February 28: 1st One-Day International
Sunday, March 2: 2nd One-Day International
Wednesday, March 5: 3rd One-Day International
Kensington Oval, Barbados
Sunday, March 9: 1st T20 International
Tuesday, March 11: 2nd T20 International
Thursday, March 13: 3rd T20 International