West Indies are scheduled to tour the Netherlands later this year for a three-match One-Day International (ODI) series.
A joint press release by Cricket West Indies (CWI) and Koninklijke Nederlandse Cricket Board (KNCB) said that the series will start “immediately after the IPL” on May 31.
The tour will be the first-ever ODI series between the two teams featuring three ODIs from May 31 to June 4 at the VRA Cricket Ground, Amstelveen.
The three ODI Super League fixtures will take place at the VRA Cricket Ground in Amstelveen on May 31, June 2, and June 4, with tickets due to go on sale this weekend.
Johnny Grave, CWI’s chief executive, said: “We have been working closely with our colleagues at KNCB to put together this series immediately after the IPL and we are happy to now be able to announce the match schedule.
“It’s going to be exciting to tour the Netherlands for the first time. It is a short tour, but we expect great entertainment during what promises to be a wonderful week of quality cricket for the fans in the Netherlands.”
The three matches form part of the ICC ODI Super League, where West Indies and the Netherlands will have the opportunity to secure points to try and secure one of the top seven places, excluding hosts India, to gain automatic qualification for the 2023 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup.
Roland Lefebvre, the KNCB’s high-performance manager, said: “The KNCB is very excited to welcome the West Indies cricket team back to the Netherlands. The last time the team visited our country was in 1991, for two 55-over friendly matches, with the likes of [Viv] Richards, [Desmond] Haynes, [Curtley] Ambrose, and [Malcolm] Marshall present.
“These matches will be the second Cricket World Cup Super League home series for the Dutch team and we look forward to a great Caribbean-style contest”.
The series was initially due to take place in June 2020 but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
1st ODI – May 31
2nd ODI – June 2
3rd ODI – June 4 (all matches at VRA Cricket Ground, Amstelveen).