West Indies to host test series against India in this summer

West Indies cricket captain Jason Holder (L) signals to the third umpire for a review for the wicket of Sri Lankan cricketer Kaushal Silva (R) during the first day of their second Test cricket match between Sri Lanka and the West Indies at the P. Sara Oval Cricket Stadium in Colombo on October 22, 2015. AFP PHOTO/ Ishara S. KODIKARA (Photo credit should read Ishara S.KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images)

India and West Indies are going to revive bilateral series with a four match test series in the Caribbean this summer. The two sides will have a bilateral series after a long span of around two years.

The tour is likely to be scheduled in somewhere July-August; however, the specific dates and venues are not announced at the moment.

West Indies Cricket Board president, Dave Cameron told media, “The official word is that the tour is on. We are just awaiting confirmation of the venues now. And once we have done that, we will send out a release with the dates, the venues and everything,”

The two sides didn’t play a bilateral series since mid of 2014 when West Indies abandoned their tour in half-way in June 2014.

The upcoming tour was listed in the ICC schedule, but, the occurrence of this series was in jeopardy as the BCCI suspended all the bilateral series West Indies after the abandoned tour.

There are fair chances that the important India’s tour to West Indies will clash with the schedule of Caribbean Premier League (CPL) as it is planned from late June to early August. However, the WICB has stated that they are working on it and will try to adjust the schedule of CPL so that there is no clash.

The announcement of the series has come out at a crucial time, just before semi final of the World T20 between the two sides.

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