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India will play two warm-up games before the gruelling four-match Test series against the West Indies during their 49-day tour to the Caribbean, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced. (Read: Best men for India coach)
The tour will start with a two-day practice match from July 9 in St. Kitts followed by a three-day warm-up match from July 14 at the same venue. (Read: Best of India v Pakistan)
NEWS ALERT: BCCI confirms West Indies tour. India set to play four Test matches in West Indies starting 21st of July.— BCCI (@BCCI) June 2, 2016
The first Test will begin from July 21 at the Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua and Barbuda while the second from July 30 at the Sabina Park in Jamaica. (Read: India's team to WI)
NEWS ALERT: India will play two warm-up games before playing the 4-match Test series.— BCCI (@BCCI) June 2, 2016
The newly named Darren Sammy Cricket Stadium at St. Lucia will host the third Test from August 9 while the final match will be played at the Queen's Park Oval from August 18 in Trinidad and Tobago.
Fixtures for WI Tour (1/2):1st Test, Antigua: 21-25th July. 2nd Test, Jamaica: 30th July-3rd Aug.— BCCI (@BCCI) June 2, 2016
The West Indies Cricket Board's (WICB) head of operations Roland Holder said all the four venues "are ready to host the visiting Indian team".
Fixtures for WI Tour (2/2): 3rd Test, St.Lucia: 9-13th Aug. 4th Test, Trinidad:18-22nd Aug.— BCCI (@BCCI) June 2, 2016