As an expanded schedule for the International Cricket Council Future Tours Programme the West Indies and England cricket boards recently announced that West Indies would host England in 5 Twenty20 internationals and three test matches in the year 2022.
Originally, team England was scheduled to play three T20s and two tests for the new Richards-Botham trophy which is named after two of the teams’ greatest players – Ian Botham and Viv Richards.
This T20 series would be the longest between the sides in the shortest format as the two teams prepare for the T20 World Cup in 2022 to be held at Australia, Cricket West Indies (CWI) and the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) informed during a recent interview.
“An England tour to the West Indies is a special event, so by adding a third test and two T20Is to the original schedule it will enable more fans to watch the teams do battle and afford more of our countries the opportunity to host matches,” CWI CEO Johnny Grave said.
The venues for matches are to be announced in the month of April.
“The three-test series will form part of the next ICC World Test Championship, whilst the additional T20s will provide our England men’s team with valuable preparation ahead of the ICC World T20,” ECB CEO Tom Harrison said.