England to Tour Caribbean for Pre-Christmas White-ball Series
England, the current T20 World Cup champions, will be visiting the Caribbean for a series of five T20Is and three ODIs, months before defending their title in next year’s T20 World Cup in the region. The tour is scheduled to commence on December 3 and conclude on December 21, providing the host countries with a significant economic boost and allowing the fans to witness their favorite players in action against one of the biggest rivals.
Full Tour Schedule
The tour, organized by Cricket West Indies (CWI), will feature two ODIs in Antigua, kicking off the tour on December 3. The caravan will then move to Barbados, where the final ODI and opening T20I will take place on December 9 and 12, respectively. The tour will wrap up with two T20Is each in Grenada and Trinidad, on December 14, 16, 19, and 21.
CWI’s Chief Executive Johnny Grave expressed his delight at confirming the tour schedule and welcoming England’s traveling fans to the region. He also mentioned that the tour would aid in the ongoing preparations for the T20 World Cup, one of the biggest events to be staged in the Caribbean region, in June next year.
Boost to the Host Countries
The pre-Christmas white-ball series is set to provide a significant economic boost to the host countries, especially after a period of low tourism due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The series is expected to bring in a large number of tourists, including England’s traveling fans, which will boost the tourism and hospitality sectors of the host countries.
The pre-Christmas white-ball series between England and the West Indies is a highly anticipated event, with cricket enthusiasts eagerly looking forward to witnessing their favorite players in action. The series will not only provide a platform for the players to showcase their skills but also help the host countries by boosting their economies and aiding in the preparations for the T20 World Cup. Overall, the series promises to be an exciting one, and fans from all around the world eagerly await the start of the tour.