BASSETERRE, St. Kitts - CRICKET WEST INDIES has announced the three venues that will be the host to England for a series of T20 and Test matches early in the 2022 cricket season between January and March.
Barbados, Antigua and Barbuda, and Grenada are on the fixtures that will host the Barmy Army as part of a busy season for the Caribbean team.
Cricket West Indies said England would arrive in the Caribbean to play the first ever five-match T20I Series between the two teams.
All five matches would be played in Barbados across a nine-day period from January 22 to 30, 2022, including two consecutive weekends of back-to-back T20I cricket.
Following that series, West Indies’ white-ball will venture on tour of India in February 2022, and the West Indies will then welcome England back to the Caribbean for a three-match Test Series to compete for the newly-created Richards-Botham Trophy.
The Test Series will start at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium (SVRS) in Antigua on March 8, 2022 before moving to the Kensington Oval in Barbados for the second Test, starting on March 16.
The third Test match will bowl off on March 24 on the ‘Spice Isle’ of Grenada at the National Cricket Stadium.
The Test Series is described by CWI as a key fixture in both teams’ International Cricket Council (ICC) World Test Championship schedule, which would determine the best Test Match Cricket Team in the world by 2023.
Commenting on the fixtures and venue, 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.”
ENGLAND TOUR OF WEST INDIES 2022 MATCH SCHEDULE
West Indies v England T20I Series, all played at the Kensington Oval, Barbados:
Saturday January 22 – 1st T20I West Indies v England
Sunday January 23 – 2nd T20I West Indies v England
Wednesday January 26 – 3rd T20I West Indies v England
Saturday January 29 – 4th T20I West Indies v England
Sunday January 30 – 5th T20I West Indies v England
West Indies v England Test Series
March 1-4 – Four-day warm-up match at Coolidge Cricket Ground, Antigua
March 8-12 – 1st Test Match West Indies v England at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua
March 16-20 – 2nd Test Match West Indies v England at Kensington Oval, Barbados
March 24-28 – 3rd Test Match West Indies v England at National Cricket Stadium, Grenada