India and WI to play T20 series in US

India and WI to play T20 series in US

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India and WI to play T20 series in US

India and WI to play T20 series in US

A report suggests that T20 Cricket Gaints India and West Indies are likely to play a short T20 series in United States of America this year. The BCCI declared they want to play the shortest format against the US neighbors and the reining Champions West Indies in Florida at Central Broward Regional Park, Lauderhill. The stadium, is currently scheduled to host the final group-games of the ongoing Caribbean Premier League (CPL). India and WI to play T20 series in US!

It is said that meetings to finalise the schedule are set to take place at Lauderhill during the course of the week. That said, it is still unclear if this Indo-West Indies T20 series will be a bilateral series alone as an alternative tri-series involving Bangladesh is also being considered.

“West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) officials will be meeting in Florida to sort it out. We are just waiting for the green signal. It’s amber already, you can say. The matches will likely be played over the last weekend of August. It will be peak summer in Florida, and it will be a spectacle. However, there is a slight chance of Bangladesh being invited as the third team for a tri-series,” said the source.

India and WI to play T20 series in US

With the Indian national team playing Test cricket in the Caribbean now, it is expected that a specialist T20 team will be flown for the series. If everything goes per the plan the US Cricket fans may well see M S Dhoni playing live infront of their eyes in their home ground.

Sources added that, “since the BCCI had to call off the mini-IPL, it’s understandable that they are keen on taking cricket to the USA, and this is a great chance to sell this series as a contest between heavyweights India and world champions West Indies, who only a few months ago met in a dramatic World T20 semifinal. Considering that Florida houses a huge number of Indian and West Indian expats, if this series does happen, we could well be looking at this becoming an annual fixture”.

There was great response for the Sachin – Warne’s All Stars Series which was well embraced by the Cricket fans in US. BCCI expects this series will be a hit in US, which might also help for the redemption of Cricket in the America.

India and WI to play T20 series in US

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