Nieuwegein – Koninklijke Nederlandse Cricket Bond (KNCB) and Cricket West Indies (CWI) today announced the match schedule for the West Indies Men’s first ever One Day International (ODI) tour of the Netherlands in 2022. This 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 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.
High Performance manager of KNCB, Roland Lefebvre 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 Richards, Haynes, Ambrose, and Marshall present. These matches will be the 2nd Cricket World Cup Super League home series for the Dutch team and we look forward to a great Caribbean style contest”.
Johnny Grave, CEO of CWI 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.”
Match schedule (at VRA Ground)
Tuesday, May 31: 1st ODI
Thursday, June 2: 2nd ODI
Saturday, June 4: 3rd ODI
Tickets go on sale on Sunday, February 20 at 10 am CET (5am Eastern Caribbean) via the KNCB website www.cricket.nl