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Sri Lanka tour of West Indies 2018-19

Kensington Oval to host first day-night Test in the Caribbean

Feb 6, 2018: West Indies will host their first day-night Test match on June 23 when they play Sri Lanka in Barbados

ESPNcricinfo staff

England news

Barbados named as venue for English season curtain-raisers

Sep 21, 2017: Both the North-South Series and the MCC's Champion County Match against Essex will be staged in Barbados next March

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West Indies v England, 3rd Test, Bridgetown

Lara's finest hour, and Hanif's many hours

May 2, 2015: Following Alastair Cook's century at the Kensington Oval, the 100th at the ground, we take a look back at some of the significant hundreds here over the years

Matthew Varghese

England in West Indies 2013-14

Jordan returns to old Barbados haunts

Mar 7, 2014: Chris Jordan hopes to play for England in his native Barbados in the first of three T20Is on Sunday but it could have all turned out so differently

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West Indies v India, 2nd Test, Barbados

No longer a fortress

Jun 27, 2011: India have never won a Test in Barbados, but will start confidently knowing that West Indian supremacy at the venue is a thing of the past

Madhusudhan Ramakrishnan

West Indies news

Barbados to host Caribbean Twenty20 final

Nov 15, 2010: The Kensington Oval in Barbados has been chosen to host the final stages of the Caribbean Twenty20 2011

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The heart of the game

Feb 25, 2009: To experience cricket in Barbados is to feel the game at its purest, most joyous

Sambit Bal

England in West Indies 2008-09

Backyard Blues

Feb 20, 2009: To say Kensington Oval has not been a happy hunting ground for West Indies recently is putting it mildly

Fazeer Mohammed

The revamped Kensington Oval has not lost its sense of history

Grand stage awaits fitting drama

Apr 27, 2007: The Kensington Oval has been given an extensive makeover, and has also got back its famous bounce

Sambit Bal in Barbados

The legacy of the Kensington Oval

Where legends are born

Apr 19, 2007: After seven consecutive defeats at the Kensington Oval, Fazeer Mohammed wonders if the current West Indies side can restore the pride in this venue

Fazeer Mohammed

Restrictions on spectators to be eased

Barbados determined to restore local flavour

Apr 5, 2007: The authorities in Barbados have announced that restrictions on spectators will be eased at the Kensington Oval

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Relaid surfaces could assist seamers as well

Andy Roberts expects sporting pitches

Mar 12, 2007: Andy Roberts has predicted that the pitches in the tournament may not necessarily be slow turners, contrary to general expectations

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Opening of new Kensington Oval

Youthful King wants West Indies flair

Feb 18, 2007: Collis King showed his batting skills at the Kensington Oval yesterday, and he's hoping the West Indies players can show theirs in the upcoming World Cup

Philip Spooner

Stadium completion date now 'early March'

Another delay at Kensington Oval

Jan 30, 2007: The completion date for Kensington Oval has again been re-adjusted and the ground will now be ready in 'early March'

Philip Spooner

How important is home advantage

Cricket's citadels

Dec 30, 2006: Alastair Smart investigates what home advantage means

Alastair Smart

World Cup 2007

No cancellation of Barbados matches

Dec 19, 2006: The man in charge of preparing Barbados for next year's World Cup has denied reports that matches at the Kensington Oval have been cancelled in the lead-up to the tournament

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World Cup 2007

Plenty of runs in store at Kensington Oval

Oct 23, 2006: Tony Cozier tracks the preperation of the pitches for the Kensington Oval

Tony Cozier

World Cup 2007

World Cup final tickets in short supply

Aug 29, 2006: With tickets sold out, the hospitality and travel packages are the only option now for those wishing to see next year's World Cup final

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World Cup 2007

Kensington Oval to be ready ahead of schedule

Jul 17, 2006: Kensington Oval, which will host the 2007 World Cup final, will be ready ahead of schedule according to its redevelopers

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Ground to host practice matches before February

Kensington Oval gears up for World Cup

May 20, 2006: The Kensington Oval will have a test run before the ground is handed over to the ICC in February

Mike King
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