St John’s, Antigua – The West Indies Cricket Board today announced the schedule for the Digicel Series 2012 and the picturesque Arnos Vale Cricket Ground will host the first three Digicel One Day Internationals when West Indies take on Australia in March and April next year.

The Digicel Series 2012 includes a total of five Digicel ODIs, two Digicel Twenty20s and three Digicel Tests and will be hosted in five countries across the region.

The Digicel Tests will be played at Kensington Oval, Queen’s Park Oval and the Guyana National Stadium.

The last two Digicel ODIs and the First Digicel T20 will be played at the Beausejour Cricket Ground in St Lucia while the Second Digicel T20 will be contested at the Mecca of cricket in the Caribbean – Kensington Oval in Barbados.

Digicel Group Head of Sponsorship, Karl Donnelly, said; “As proud sponsor of West Indies cricket, we are excited to be hosting one of the top teams in the world as part of the Digicel Series 2012, in what is sure to be an excellent tour.

“Cricket invokes a passion and pride that is evident throughout the region and at Digicel, we are committed to building on that fervour by bringing the game directly to the fans. Expanding on our ‘Wi’ All in’ campaign, fans across the islands can look forward to a host of unique and exciting initiatives that make the sport – and its heroes, more accessible,” continued Donnelly.

Ticket prices and the West Indies v New Zealand schedule will be announced at later dates.

Digicel Series 2012 – West Indies v Australia – Schedule

Digicel ODI Series

Friday, March 16 – 1st Digicel ODI – Arnos Vale Cricket Ground

Sunday, March 18 – 2nd Digicel ODI – Arnos Vale Cricket Ground

Tuesday, March 20 – 3rd Digicel ODI – Arnos Vale Cricket Ground

Friday, March 23 – 4th Digicel ODI – Beausejour Cricket Ground

Sunday, March 25 – 5th Digicel ODI – Beausejour Cricket Ground

Digicel Twenty20 Series

Tuesday, March 27 – 1st Digicel ODI – Beausejour Cricket Ground

Friday, March 30 – 2nd Digicel ODI – Kensington Oval

Monday, April 2 – Wednesday, April 4 – Australia 3 day warm up game (venue & opposition TBC)

Digicel Test Series

Saturday, April 7 – Wednesday, April 11 – 1st Digicel Test – Kensington Oval

Sunday, April 15 – Thursday, April 19 – 2nd Digicel Test – Queen’s Park Oval

Monday, April 23 – Friday, April 27 – 3rd Digicel Test – Guyana National Stadium

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  1. @D

    Firstly there is a disproportionate number of games in the Island and the rationale used is that those grounds developed for the World cup will be given priority like Providence and the venues in the smaller Islands.

    Cricket must be distributed and the Islands should benefit from that but per capita they may have more grounds. Commuting between the islands is easy so I do not see the need for so many venues where the costs needs repaying but they do not generate adequate crownd and revenues.

    Jamaica could have at least had two of the ODIs. T&T will be selected because it is perhaps the most lucrative venue for the WICB.

    I am not sure what attendences have been like at Sabina in recent time but I am sure we could achieve a balance of having wide coverage and Income.

  2. Why is sabina park being avoided!