Soon after the completion of the Test series against the West Indies, the Indian cricket team will play a T20 series versus the current World T20 champions on August 27 and 28 at the Central Broward Regional Park in Florida.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India’s Working Committee agreed to play the series in Mumbai on Tuesday. The BCCI officials will meet their West Indian counterparts to discuss the possibility of staging the series in the last week of August. The four-Test series ends in Trinidad on August 22.
Earlier, Duncan Finch, the Broward Parks and Recreation Manager, had admitted that West Indies cricket officials had written to him for a slot to host T20 matches.
“We had an email inquiring about late-August availability of the stadium by representatives of the WICB last week. We have August 24 to 27, and they were asking about Sunday, August 28, as well. We would have to cancel a small event to give them the Sunday,” said Finch.
Almost eight of the 15 players of India’s current squad for the West Indies Tests, including Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, and Ravichandran Ashwin are regular members of the T20 team too.
West Indies have approached the ICC for permission to host the series in USA. In 2012, New Zealand played Sri Lanka in a two-match series in 2010 in Florida before facing the Windies in 2012.
If an agreement is reached, it would be the first time in four years that two full-members will be playing in the USA.
Florida is hosting six matches of 2016 Caribbean Premier League from July 28 to July 31.