Bangladesh to face the West Indies in Florida


Bangladesh will play two T20Is against the West Indies in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on their tour of the Caribbean from June to August 2018.

The tour will include two Tests, three ODIs and three T20Is, the last two of which will be played in the United States of America.

The trip gets underway with a two-day tour match for the visitors starting June 28, with the final match played on August 5.

The West Indies are unbeaten in the four T20Is they have played at Central Broward Regional Park ground in Fort Lauderdale.

The stadium played host to the Windies clashes with India and New Zealand and has also been used as a venue for the Caribbean Premier League.

Cricket West Indies Chief Executive Officer Jonny Grave said in a statement on Tuesday (May 15) that the board hoped to reach out to fans of Caribbean cricket in the US with the two T20Is held over the weekend, under lights.

“[This initiative] will support our strategic objectives to increase the number of people who watch and follow Windies cricket, and help unlock the full potential of the Windies outside of the Caribbean. We look forward to having West Indians, Bangladeshis and fans of the game from all around the United States coming to join us at the CBRP for the two matches,” he said.

The first Test between Bangladesh and the West Indies begins in Antigua on 4 July, before the Tigers head to Jamaica for the second Test starting 12 July. They will be playing at Sabina Park for the first time in 14 years.

The limited-overs games will be in Guyana and St Kitts, and then move to Florida.