BASSETERRE, St. Kitts - DESPITE a recent announcement by the Minister of Sport, Jonel Powell, that Warner Park would stage matches during the West Indies busy home series later this year, no games will be coming to Basseterre.
This comes as Cricket West Indies (CWI) announced today (May 14) the schedule and venues for the home series against South Africa, Australia and Pakistan.
The men’s season is slated for June through August 2021 and will feature four test matches, three ODIs and 15 T20s.
Beginning with the South Africa series, CWI said the Test and T20 International (T20I) series against the Proteas, which have been rescheduled from 2020, would start the international summer.
Saint Lucia and Grenada will be the host venues for the series.
According to CWI, the South Africans are due to arrive in St. Lucia on June 1 and would play two Test matches at the Darren Sammy Cricket Ground, followed by five T20Is at the Grenada National Cricket Stadium from June 26 to July 3.
This will be the first time since 2010 that South Africa have played bilateral cricket in the West Indies.
The Australians will travel to the region in July for a white-ball only tour that will involve five T20Is and three ODIs.
CWI disclosed that the tour is set from July 9 to 24 and would begin at St. Lucia’s Darren Sammy Cricket Ground hosting five T20Is.
The Aussies will then move on to Barbados for three day/night CG Insurance One Day Internationals at the world-famous Kensington Oval.
The Pakistanis are scheduled to arrive in Barbados on July 21 ahead of their five-match T20I Series, with the first two matches to be played at Kensington Oval before travelling to Guyana to play the concluding three T20Is at Guyana’s National Stadium from 31 July to 3 August.
The West Indies and Pakistan teams will then travel to Jamaica for two Test matches at Sabina Park from August 12 to August 24, which will conclude four days prior to the start of the Caribbean Premier League in St. Kitts.