South Africa in West Indies, 2010 May 26, 2010

Jamaica violence forces matches to Trinidad

Cricinfo staff

The Jamaica leg of South Africa's tour of West Indies has been shifted to Trinidad following the ongoing violence in Kingston which has now killed 44.

A state of emergency is in operation in the capital after serious fighting broke out involving supporters of a local drug lord whom Jamaica officials are aiming to extradite to the US.

Sabina Park was due to host the final ODI, a warm-up match and the first Test starting on June 10 but the two internationals will now be held at the Queen's Park Oval in Trinidad with a venue for the practice match still to be confirmed.

Trinidad had originally been scheduled to hold the two Twenty20 internationals and the opening two ODIs but they were moved to Antigua after a general election was called. The remaining Tests will be held in St Kitts and Barbados later in June.

Last year Sabina Park was the scene for a rare West Indies victory as they skittled England for 51 in the first Test.

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