Windies welcome Zimbabwe to Caribbean for 2 Tests, 3 ODIs, 2 T20Is

St John’s, Antigua – World Twenty20 champions West Indies will face Zimbabwe in six-match series in the Caribbean next year.

The Windies, who lifted the ICC World T20 trophy in Sri Lanka two months ago, will take on the African visitors in two Test matches, three One-Day Internationals and two Twenty20 Internationals to kick-off the international cricket programme in the Caribbean for 2013.


The tour will run from February 20 to March 20 with matches with the ODIs at the Grenada National Stadium, the T20s at Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground in Antigua, followed by the Test matches at Kensington Oval in Barbados and Windsor Park in Dominica.

The tour will see a return of international cricket to the Grenada National Stadium after a four-year absence. The last matches at the picturesque venue were back in 2009.

The series will also signal a resumption of Test cricket between the Windies and the Zimbabweans. The two teams last met each other in the Caribbean in 2010 when they played only limited-overs matches.


Wed, February 20: Zimbabwe v UWI Vice Chancellor’s XI, Grenada (venue to be confirmed)

Fri, February 22: 1st ODI – Grenada National Stadium, Grenada

Sun, February 24: 2nd ODI – Grenada National Stadium, Grenada

Tue, February 26: 3rd ODI – Grenada National Stadium, Grenada

Sat, March 2: 1st T20I – Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground, Antigua

Sun, March 3: 2nd T20I – Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground, Antigua

Thu, March 7 to Sat March 9: Three-day warm-up – 3Ws Oval, Barbados

Tue, March 12 to Sat March 16: 1st Test – Kensington Oval, Barbados

Wed, March 20 to Sun, March 24: 2nd Test – Windsor Park, Dominica