The BCCI today gave the go-ahead for the two T20 matches between India and the West Indies in the United States. The matches will be held in the Sunshine state of Florida in the end of August right after India complete their four-Test series against the West Indies.
BCCI President Anurag Thakur said, “As part of our continuous efforts to reach out to new markets and audiences, I am very happy to announce that Team India will play two T20Is against the current world champions West Indies in the United States. This will be a great opportunity for the cricket fans in America to watch the two champion sides in action. This will be developed into an annual cricketing event in the United States.”
Mr. Ajay Shirke, Hony. Secretary, said: “This initiative is path breaking in terms of the expansion of our great sport. It is our endeavour to make every possible effort to connect with fans in different parts of the world.”
WICB President, Whycliffe ‘Dave’ Cameron said: “This will be a great initiative in our continued efforts to develop cricket in the Americas (North and South America) a very important market.”
The 1st T20I will be held on August 27 and the second on August 28, both at the Central Broward Regional Park, Fort Lauderdale, USA.
A riveting match may be on the cards, quite dissimilar to the current face-off between the two, as India will take on the T20 Champions in their strong suit.