Australia and South Africa will battle it out in the Caribbean, in a tri-series also featuring the hosts West Indies. The tri-series will consist of 10 games, set to played from 6th June 2016 to the 26th of June. The series will commence in Guyana while final will be played in Barbados.
“This tournament promises to be very exciting with two of the World’s top teams coming to the Caribbean,” said Roland Holder, WICB manager cricket operations. “It will provide a golden opportunity for our team to test themselves against two of the best sides in the world in the ODI format.”
“Australia won the ICC Cricket World Cup on home soil earlier this year and South Africa are highly ranked in this format, but are also the No. 1 side in Tests,” said Holder. “These two sides have shared some fascinating rivalries not only in the ODI but other formats of the international game in recent years. “The regional audience, therefore, will have a rare chance to attend and see this strong rivalry played out before their eyes, so we expect them to pack the three venues and bring the noise and colour associated with the game in the region.”
The presence of some highly followed teams in the Caribbean will surely boost the game of cricket in that part of the globe. Below, are the fixtures for the tri-series.
June 6: Australia vs South Africa at Guyana
June 8: West Indies vs South Africa at Guyana
June 10: West Indies vs Australia at Guyana
June 13: South Africa vs Australia at St Kitts
June 15: West Indies vs South Africa at St Kitts
June 17: West Indies vs Australia at St Kitts
June 20: Australia vs South Africa at Barbados
June 22: West Indies vs South Africa at Barbados
June 24: West Indies vs Australia at Barbados
June 26: TBA vs TBA (Final) at Barbados