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Australia and South Africa will travel to the West Indies for a 10-match ODI tri-series in June next year, according to a press released issued by the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB).
It has been confirmed that Guyana and St Kitts will host three games each, while the other four ODIs, which includes the 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,” WICB manager of cricket operations Roland Holder said. “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.”
Holder added that the West Indies will also have a chance to get the better of Australia and South Africa, who are currently ranked first and third on the ODI rankings respectively.
“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,” Holder said. “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.”