England will tour the Caribbean to play a five-match T20I series and three Tests in 2022, Cricket West Indies (CWI) and the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have announced.
England will tour West Indies in January and March 2022.
As per the schedule, all five T20I match will be held in Barbados across a nine-day period from January 22 to 30, 2022.
Following West Indies’ white-ball tour of India in February 2022, the West Indies will welcome England back to the region for a three-match Test Series to compete for the newly created Richards-Botham Trophy. This new trophy honours two legends of cricket, Ian Botham and Vivian Richards, whose friendship and on-field heroics became synonymous with some of their respective teams greatest Test match moments.
The Test series will start at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground (SVRCG) in Antigua on March 8, 2022 before moving to the Kensington Oval in Barbados for the second Test starting on March 16.
The third match will commence on March 24 in Grenada at the National Cricket Stadium.
Commenting on the development, Johnny Grave, CEO of CWI said: “We are delighted to be able to confirm the venues for this extended West Indies vs England T20I and Test Series. The history and rivalry between the two teams creates great anticipation for fans here in the Caribbean and around the world. These fixtures are part of a bumper year of international home cricket running from January to August in the Caribbean.” Grave added: “A West Indies vs England home Test Series is the biggest sporting and sports tourism event in the Caribbean. Dating back to 1930 when the first England team visited, these fixtures are steeped in history and a new chapter in this great rivalry will be written, this time with the prize of the new Richards/Botham Trophy.”
“Celebrating these two heroes of cricket and lifelong friends with the new trophy, staging world class cricket and hosting thousands of England fans will be a welcome boost for cricket and for the whole region. We are all really looking forward to welcoming fully vaccinated England fans who can not only enjoy some winter sun and Caribbean hospitality but also some world class cricket with both these England Tours, as well as the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup that will also take place in the West Indies in January next year,” he added.
ENGLAND TOUR OF WEST INDIES 2022 MATCH SCHEDULE
West Indies v England T20I Series, all played at the Kensington Oval, Barbados
Saturday January 22 – 1st T20I West Indies v England
Sunday January 23 – 2nd T20I West Indies v England
Wednesday January 26 – 3rd T20I West Indies v England
Saturday January 29 – 4th T20I West Indies v England
Sunday January 30 – 5th T20I West Indies v England
West Indies v England Test Series
March 1-4 – Four-day warm-up match at Coolidge Cricket Ground, Antigua
March 8-12 – 1st Test Match West Indies v England at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua
March 16-20 – 2nd Test Match West Indies v England at Kensington Oval, Barbados
March 24-28 – 3rd Test Match West Indies v England at National Cricket Stadium, Grenada