New Zealand in West Indies 2012 April 12, 2012

Florida to host New Zealand, West Indies

ESPNcricinfo staff
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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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  • cricketkumar on April 15, 2012, 3:32 GMT

    y no matches at grenada????

  • ZSLR on April 14, 2012, 14:04 GMT

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

  • 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!

  • dummy4fb 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.

  • 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!

  • andrilchakraborty on April 13, 2012, 7:53 GMT

    GR8 when i see USA taking interest in T20

  • dummy4fb 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?????

  • youfoundme on April 13, 2012, 3:59 GMT

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

  • dummy4fb 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

  • dummy4fb on April 12, 2012, 22:20 GMT

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

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