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Cameron promises better pitches for series


Cameron promises better pitches for series

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KINGSTON – Re-elected president of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), Dave Cameron, says the West Indies’ upcoming Test series against England and Australia in the Caribbean will be played on better pitches.

The matches, to be played in Antigua, Grenada, Barbados, Dominica and Jamaica, will bowl off in less than a month, starting with the Windies in a three-match series against England.

“We [WICB] are promising better-looking pitches for the next five games. Our regional curator, Ken Crafton, has been visiting some venues and pitches, which has been a point of constant discussion around the region,” Cameron said. davecameron

“He has gone to at least seven venues and since then, we have been focusing on the five venues that will be hosting Test matches this year,” he added.

The Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua is scheduled to stage the first Test against England from April 13, with the Grenada National Stadium hosting the second from April 21 and the third starting May 1 at Kensington Oval.

The two-game Australian series, in the meantime, is set to get under way on June 5 at Windsor Park in Dominica before closing out on June 13 at Sabina Park in Kingston. (CMC)