Third Test moved out of Guyana
The third Test between West Indies and New Zealand has been moved out of Guyana due to West Indies Cricket Board's disagreement on a new bill passed by the government of Guyana. The WICB will announce the alternate venue for the June 26-30 match on June 2.
WICB's decision came in the wake of the passing of the Cricket Administration Bill, which hands over the local cricket administration from an independent body to the Guyana government, and which, in the board's view, goes against the ICC's tenets of minimising government interference in running of cricket.
The board sought an undertaking from Donald Ramotar, the Guyana President, that the bill not be signed into law, but after not receiving the desired response, the board decided to relocate the Test.
New Zealand play the first Test of the three-match series in Kingston from June 8 -12.