New Zealand in West Indies 2014 June 2, 2014

Barbados replaces Guyana as third Test host

ESPNcricinfo staff

Barbados will host the third Test between West Indies and New Zealand after it was moved from Guyana. The West Indies Cricket Board announced on Saturday that a new venue would be found for the Test after a disagreement on a new bill passed by the government of Guyana.

"The third Test was originally scheduled to be played at the Guyana National Stadium but was relocated following the board and the government of Guyana not being able to find a mutually agreeable resolution relating to the Cricket Administration Bill," the WICB said in a statement.

The dates for the Test - June 26 to 30 - have not changed. New Zealand begin their tour with Tests in Jamaica and Trinidad before moving on to Bridgetown for the final Test.

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  • Roy on June 3, 2014, 11:26 GMT

    I cannot understand the government of Guyana intentions here, maybe I'm missing something?? On the other hand WICB was looking for an excuse to pull the match from Guyana and found one.

  • Dummy4 on June 3, 2014, 9:07 GMT

    Guyana,a country that prides it cricket will definitely loose the rights to host international if the govt do not rethink their decision.This will be a big blow to this national game which may gradually be lost as time unfolds.They have been a producer of some of the greatest names known in the cricketing world.Something needs to be done to stop this from happening.

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