Florida to host New Zealand, West Indies
by Cricket Council USA
April 12, 2012
“We’re really excited about the good impact of this series for the development and promote of cricket in the USA."
Lauderhill in Florida will host New Zealand and West Indies for two Twenty20 matches on June 30 and July 1, in the run-up to New Zealand's tour of the Caribbean. This will be only the second time two Test teams face-off in Florida, after the Twenty20s between Sri Lanka and New Zealand in May 2010.
New Zealand Cricket chief executive David White said the games in Lauderhill would boost the sport's profile in the USA. "Playing matches in Florida is great for the profile of cricket, as Cricket Holdings America works towards forming a professional Twenty20 league," he said. "I think the West Indies Cricket Board should be commended for the hard work that has gone into scheduling the matches."
After the Twenty20s, New Zealand will play five one-dayers and three Tests in the West Indies, between July 5 and August 6. Jamaica and St Kitts will host the ODIs, while the Tests are scheduled for Antigua and, again, Jamaica. New Zealand will play one three-day tour game ahead of the Tests.
Schedule: June 30, 1st Twenty20, Florida
July 1, 2nd Twenty20, Florida
July 5, 1st ODI, Jamaica
July 7, 2nd ODI, Jamaica
July 11, 3rd ODI, St Kitts
July 14, 4th ODI, St Kitts
July 16, 5th ODI, St Kitts
July 20-22, tour match, Antigua
July 25-29, 1st Test, Antigua
August 2-6, 2nd Test, Jamaica