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West Indies vs England: Venues confirmed for Caribbean tour in 2022
The Twenty20 series will be held in Barbados with the Test matches in Antigua, Barbados and Grenada.
The Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground in Antigua will host the first Test between West Indies and England
Cricket West Indies has announced the match schedule and venues for the much-anticipated England T20 International (T20I) and Test Tours of the West Indies in January and March 2022.
The England Men’s Series in the Caribbean forms a focal point for one of the West Indies Men’s busiest ever years of International Home Series cricket.
England will arrive in the Caribbean to play the first ever five-match T20I Series between the two teams.
All five matches in Barbados will be played across a nine-day period from January 23 to 30, 2022, including two consecutive weekends of back-to-back T20I cricket.
This new trophy honours two legends of cricket, Lord Ian Botham and Sir Vivian Richards, whose friendship and on-field heroics became synonymous with some of their respective teams greatest Test match moments.
The much-anticipated Test Series will start appropriately at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground (SVRCG) in Antigua on March 8, 2022 before moving to the Kensington Oval in Barbados for the 2nd Test starting on March 16.
The 3rd Test match will bowl off on March 24 on the “Spice Isle” of Grenada at the National Cricket Stadium. The Test Series is a key fixture in both teams’ International Cricket Council (ICC) World Test Championship schedule which will determine the best Test match cricket team in the world by 2023.
Johnny Grave, CEO of CWI said: “We are delighted to be able to confirm the venues for this extended West Indies vs England T20I and Test Series. The history and rivalry between the two teams creates great anticipation for fans here in the Caribbean and around the world. These fixtures are part of a bumper year of international home cricket running from January to August in the Caribbean.”
Grave added: “England’s Test tours to the West Indies are the biggest sporting events in the Caribbean. Dating back to 1930 when the first England team visited, these fixtures are steeped in history and a new chapter in this great rivalry will be written, this time with the prize of the new Botham-Richards Trophy.
“Celebrating these two heroes of cricket and lifelong friends with the new trophy, staging world class cricket and hosting thousands of England fans will be a welcome boost for cricket and for the whole region.
“We are all really looking forward to welcoming fully vaccinated England fans who can not only enjoy some winter sun and Caribbean hospitality but also some world class cricket with both these England Tours, as well as the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup that will also take place in the West Indies in January next year.”
West Indies vs England T20I Series - all played at the Kensington Oval, Barbados
Saturday 22 January: 1st T20I, West Indies vs England
Sunday 23 January: 2nd T20I, West Indies vs England
Wednesday 26 January: 3rd T20I, West Indies vs England
Saturday 29 January: 4th T20I, West Indies vs England
Sunday 30 January: 5th T20I, West Indies vs England
West Indies vs England Test Series
March 1-4: Four-day warm-up match at Coolidge Cricket Ground, Antigua
March 8-12: 1st Test Match, West Indies vs England at Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground, Antigua
March 16-20: 2nd Test Match, West Indies vs England at Kensington Oval, Barbados
March 24-28 – 3rd Test Match, West Indies vs England at National Cricket Stadium, Grenada