Windies to tour Sri Lanka to begin 2023 ICC World Test Championship cycle

Kicking-off the 2023 ICC World Test Championship (WTC) cycle, West Indies will tour Sri Lanka for a two-match test series during November-December, it has been announced.

The Windies team will arrive in the island nation on November 10 and the series will be held at the Galle International Cricket Stadium, under a bio-bubble environment.

Confirming the development, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said: “Sri Lanka Cricket will host the West Indies National Team for a two-match test series during the months of November – December 2021. The West Indies National Team will arrive in Sri Lanka on the 10th of November 2021.”

“The Test series will be held at the Galle International Cricket Stadium, under a Bio-Bubble Environment. The series will mark the commencement of Sri Lanka’s and the West Indies Journey in the 2023 ICC World Test Championship Cycle,” the statement added.

The two matches will mark the commencement of Sri Lanka’s and the West Indies’ journey in the run-up to the ICC World Test Championship.

Prior to the series, the visitors will play a four-day warm-up game from November 14 to 17 in Colombo.

The first match of the series will be played between November 21 and 25 at the Galle International Cricket Stadium.

The second test will be held between November 29 and December 2 at the same venue.

So far, the two sides have played 20 tests out of which the islanders have won nine while the West Indies have won four. The remaining seven affairs have resulted in a draw.

After touring the island nation, West Indies will host England for a five-match T20I series.

All the five matches will be held at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown on January 22, 23, 26, 29 and 30. Later, the Windies will tour India for three ODIs and as many T20Is in February, 2022.

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