New Zealand in West Indies 2012 April 12, 2012

Florida to host New Zealand, West Indies

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Lauderhill in Florida will host New Zealand and West Indies for two Twenty20 matches on June 30 and July 1, in the run-up to New Zealand's tour of the Caribbean. This will be only the second time two Test teams face-off in Florida, after the Twenty20s between Sri Lanka and New Zealand in May 2010.

New Zealand Cricket chief executive David White said the games in Lauderhill would boost the sport's profile in the USA. "Playing matches in Florida is great for the profile of cricket, as Cricket Holdings America works towards forming a professional Twenty20 league," he said. "I think the West Indies Cricket Board should be commended for the hard work that has gone into scheduling the matches."

After the Twenty20s, New Zealand will play five one-dayers and three Tests in the West Indies, between July 5 and August 6. Jamaica and St Kitts will host the ODIs, while the Tests are scheduled for Antigua and, again, Jamaica. New Zealand will play one three-day tour game ahead of the Tests.

Schedule: June 30, 1st Twenty20, Florida
July 1, 2nd Twenty20, Florida
July 5, 1st ODI, Jamaica
July 7, 2nd ODI, Jamaica
July 11, 3rd ODI, St Kitts
July 14, 4th ODI, St Kitts
July 16, 5th ODI, St Kitts
July 20-22, tour match, Antigua
July 25-29, 1st Test, Antigua
August 2-6, 2nd Test, Jamaica

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  • POSTED BY cricketkumar on | April 15, 2012, 3:32 GMT

    y no matches at grenada????

  • POSTED BY ZSLR on | April 14, 2012, 14:04 GMT

    Does anyone know how to obtain tickets for the two T20 in Florida.

  • POSTED BY Lermy on | April 13, 2012, 22:12 GMT

    NZ is used to playing two test series. Every home series in NZ is effectively that. Three tests with at least one rained out!!! At least in WI presumably they get ten days in a row of good weather occasionally. Take me to the April sun in Cuba!

  • POSTED BY on | April 13, 2012, 8:09 GMT

    The question is will chris gayle be available for these t20 s .If he is available it could be a great bonus for westindies...they come close but just in last moments fall short by just a few runs..he can be the decisive factor for them.

  • POSTED BY yocasi on | April 13, 2012, 7:57 GMT

    Moving international teams and TV crews with their equipment throughout the Caribbean is very expensive and logistically challenging. I am sure there is a valid reason for the way the games have been scheduled this season. All the naysayers were silenced by the success of the SVG & St. Lucia games and they probably will be again after the NZ series. Why do some folk act as if only Jamaicans, Trinis, Guyanese & Bajans are entitled to host matches? The smaller territories have been starved of international cricket for decades, yet we never begrudged the "Big 4" their domination of selection, administration and hosting.Chill out, folks & just enjoy our slow but sure rise up the ladder!

  • POSTED BY andrilchakraborty on | April 13, 2012, 7:53 GMT

    GR8 when i see USA taking interest in T20

  • POSTED BY on | April 13, 2012, 7:17 GMT

    I think the Question is Will New Zealand ever play a 3 match test series overseas ever again?????

  • POSTED BY youfoundme on | April 13, 2012, 3:59 GMT

    Oh great, another 2 Test 'series' for us... yipee :/

  • POSTED BY on | April 13, 2012, 3:15 GMT

    trinidad and tobago have the most players on the odi team and no games in trinidad what a shame

  • POSTED BY on | April 12, 2012, 22:20 GMT

    To be frank... BOTH these teams should be crying out for more test match cricket.

  • POSTED BY cricketkumar on | April 15, 2012, 3:32 GMT

    y no matches at grenada????

  • POSTED BY ZSLR on | April 14, 2012, 14:04 GMT

    Does anyone know how to obtain tickets for the two T20 in Florida.

  • POSTED BY Lermy on | April 13, 2012, 22:12 GMT

    NZ is used to playing two test series. Every home series in NZ is effectively that. Three tests with at least one rained out!!! At least in WI presumably they get ten days in a row of good weather occasionally. Take me to the April sun in Cuba!

  • POSTED BY on | April 13, 2012, 8:09 GMT

    The question is will chris gayle be available for these t20 s .If he is available it could be a great bonus for westindies...they come close but just in last moments fall short by just a few runs..he can be the decisive factor for them.

  • POSTED BY yocasi on | April 13, 2012, 7:57 GMT

    Moving international teams and TV crews with their equipment throughout the Caribbean is very expensive and logistically challenging. I am sure there is a valid reason for the way the games have been scheduled this season. All the naysayers were silenced by the success of the SVG & St. Lucia games and they probably will be again after the NZ series. Why do some folk act as if only Jamaicans, Trinis, Guyanese & Bajans are entitled to host matches? The smaller territories have been starved of international cricket for decades, yet we never begrudged the "Big 4" their domination of selection, administration and hosting.Chill out, folks & just enjoy our slow but sure rise up the ladder!

  • POSTED BY andrilchakraborty on | April 13, 2012, 7:53 GMT

    GR8 when i see USA taking interest in T20

  • POSTED BY on | April 13, 2012, 7:17 GMT

    I think the Question is Will New Zealand ever play a 3 match test series overseas ever again?????

  • POSTED BY youfoundme on | April 13, 2012, 3:59 GMT

    Oh great, another 2 Test 'series' for us... yipee :/

  • POSTED BY on | April 13, 2012, 3:15 GMT

    trinidad and tobago have the most players on the odi team and no games in trinidad what a shame

  • POSTED BY on | April 12, 2012, 22:20 GMT

    To be frank... BOTH these teams should be crying out for more test match cricket.

  • POSTED BY on | April 12, 2012, 22:19 GMT

    g_golu I agree. Even if we had to scrap the tour match and go with the 18th - 22nd for the first test ,and keep the other dates for tests 2 and 3. A two test series after this long away from the west indies is such a big shame.

    The other option (preferred) would have been to have just 3 odi's and 3 tests. Then you could still fit in the tour match.

  • POSTED BY GCKelly on | April 12, 2012, 22:09 GMT

    The two test match series is quite baffling. The NZ and WI series will be closely contested and it's disappointing to see FIVE one dayers and only TWO tests. The NZ SA series was perfect, three matches across all formats. Had NZ performed better, it would have been an more enthralling series. Five one dayers is overkill.

  • POSTED BY g_golu on | April 12, 2012, 18:49 GMT

    NZ certainly need to play more Test matches. 2 matches are simply not good. What a waste of talent's like Taylor, McCullum.

    They are playing 2 test matches in India too. NZC should look into this type of scheduling and ensure they get more test matches to play for their team rather than spending money on developing some 'Scientific' Team based on selection by a weird man.'

  • POSTED BY on | April 12, 2012, 18:37 GMT

    Am I missing something here? Guyana and Trinidad are still being black listed? If this, infact, is true, I urge the relevant authorities in Guyana and Trinidad to dump the West Indies and go it alone - concentrating on ODI and Twenty/20. It appears to be insurmountable but, I assure you, it is "doable. This bloke Hillary must be one powerful hombre.'

  • POSTED BY on | April 12, 2012, 18:23 GMT

    So why are they no matches in Trinidad and Tobago and Guyana (two PROPER CARIBBEAN territories?) - WICB who is accountable to no one has struck again!

  • POSTED BY timmyj on | April 12, 2012, 18:08 GMT

    Fine folks in the Windies must be none too happy that the tours only T20 matches, the most popular form of cricket, are going to be played in at 5000 seat stadium in a country that no one cares about cricket.

  • POSTED BY macadamnut on | April 12, 2012, 16:50 GMT

    As an American I agree it's probably a waste of time, but if there's even the remotest possibility of the matches being shown on ESPN here in the states, I'm all for it.

    I'd get to watch cricket at my local pub!

  • POSTED BY on | April 12, 2012, 12:39 GMT

    2 test not 3.test matches cricinfo

  • POSTED BY mandi on | April 12, 2012, 12:33 GMT

    eagerly waiting for the series

  • POSTED BY Geeva on | April 12, 2012, 11:49 GMT

    I hope they play the Test at Antigua Recreation Ground!I am sure more ppl would come to the test at ARG than Sir Viv Stadium!

  • POSTED BY Geeva on | April 12, 2012, 11:46 GMT

    A 3 Test Match series would have been better!Why waste time in USA???

  • POSTED BY Sinhaya on | April 12, 2012, 11:25 GMT

    A very good idea to play the T20 games in Florida. But I think after the T20s, should have started with the tests and then moved to the ODIs. By doing so, interest in the tournament can be prolonged. After the ODIs, people will have less interest in the test matches.

  • POSTED BY on | April 12, 2012, 11:22 GMT

    Only two tests. Obviously both NZ and West Indies are committed to languishing at the bottom of the world test ladder and have no interest in improving. A pity because we (NZ) are showing some promise and for that matter so are the West Indies. Instead we get an additional two pointless ODIs in St Kitts - what a complete waste of time.

  • POSTED BY Dr_Van_Nostrand on | April 12, 2012, 11:19 GMT

    .....and the third Test???

  • POSTED BY on | April 12, 2012, 11:18 GMT

    Has there been any word yet about Wagner's eligibility? It would help our cause immensely if we have him in the side.

  • POSTED BY huttse96 on | April 12, 2012, 10:39 GMT

    Weird how the ICC cuts of all funding to the USA then approves a series between to test nations there dosent make sense ICC

  • POSTED BY Bruisers on | April 12, 2012, 10:24 GMT

    That's great news.. We should have a few games in Canada too.

  • POSTED BY tanstell87 on | April 12, 2012, 10:13 GMT

    Indian fan here.....2 T20's in the US...good for the game of cricket...but apart from Asian & Caribbean immigrants the locals are not picking up the game...i just dont understand what they like about baseball & basketball....anyways with Gayle back in Windies team,it would be difficult for Kiwis to dislodge West Indies at home...!!

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  • POSTED BY tanstell87 on | April 12, 2012, 10:13 GMT

    Indian fan here.....2 T20's in the US...good for the game of cricket...but apart from Asian & Caribbean immigrants the locals are not picking up the game...i just dont understand what they like about baseball & basketball....anyways with Gayle back in Windies team,it would be difficult for Kiwis to dislodge West Indies at home...!!

  • POSTED BY Bruisers on | April 12, 2012, 10:24 GMT

    That's great news.. We should have a few games in Canada too.

  • POSTED BY huttse96 on | April 12, 2012, 10:39 GMT

    Weird how the ICC cuts of all funding to the USA then approves a series between to test nations there dosent make sense ICC

  • POSTED BY on | April 12, 2012, 11:18 GMT

    Has there been any word yet about Wagner's eligibility? It would help our cause immensely if we have him in the side.

  • POSTED BY Dr_Van_Nostrand on | April 12, 2012, 11:19 GMT

    .....and the third Test???

  • POSTED BY on | April 12, 2012, 11:22 GMT

    Only two tests. Obviously both NZ and West Indies are committed to languishing at the bottom of the world test ladder and have no interest in improving. A pity because we (NZ) are showing some promise and for that matter so are the West Indies. Instead we get an additional two pointless ODIs in St Kitts - what a complete waste of time.

  • POSTED BY Sinhaya on | April 12, 2012, 11:25 GMT

    A very good idea to play the T20 games in Florida. But I think after the T20s, should have started with the tests and then moved to the ODIs. By doing so, interest in the tournament can be prolonged. After the ODIs, people will have less interest in the test matches.

  • POSTED BY Geeva on | April 12, 2012, 11:46 GMT

    A 3 Test Match series would have been better!Why waste time in USA???

  • POSTED BY Geeva on | April 12, 2012, 11:49 GMT

    I hope they play the Test at Antigua Recreation Ground!I am sure more ppl would come to the test at ARG than Sir Viv Stadium!

  • POSTED BY mandi on | April 12, 2012, 12:33 GMT

    eagerly waiting for the series