BCCI and WICB discuss T20Is in the US


Officials from the BCCI and WICB are set to meet in Florida this week to discuss the possibility of staging West Indies v India T20Is in the US state's Central Broward Regional Park.

Broward Parks & Recreation Manager, Duncan Finch, says the WICB have made contact with him to discuss the availability of the stadium to host games in late August after the conclusion of the Test series between the West Indies and India.

Finch told ESPN Cricinfo: "We had an email inquiring about late-August availability of the stadium by representatives of the WICB last week,

"We have August 24 to 27, and they were asking about Sunday, August 28, as well. We would have to cancel a small event to give them the Sunday."

Sources in the WICB have indicated that the West Indies have requested sanctioning permission from the ICC, ordinarily they would need to work through the hosting country's board, but the USACA board has been suspended by the ICC.

The stadium in Florida is set to host six Caribbean Premier League matches this week, in what is seen as a massive boost to cricket in the country.

The Lauderhill stadium is the only ICC-certified ODI stadium in the USA, and as such it is the only venue that can host T20Is or ODIs.