Storm Fiona impact: West Indies vs New Zealand ODI series to now start on September 19

The schedule of matches for the West Indies vs New Zealand ladies’s sequence has been rejigged*, after the affect of the tropical storm Fiona pressured the organisers to postpone the primary sport, scheduled for Friday in Antigua. The three ODIs will now be performed on Monday (Sep 19), Thursday (Sep 22) and Sunday (Sep 25), adopted by the 5 T20Is. All of the matches will probably be performed on the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium.

The change of dates has been made preserving in thoughts the doable affect of Fiona over the subsequent couple of days. It has already prompted in depth showers in Antigua, and is more likely to attain its peak over Antigua and the Leeward Islands afterward Friday.

“We’ve got put participant security on the forefront of this choice and will probably be working very intently with New Zealand Cricket to guard all of the internationals matches by way of a revised schedule if doable,” CWI director of cricket Jimmy Adams stated in an announcement some time earlier than the reschedule was made public. “We’re very eager to get as a lot high-quality aggressive cricket for our ladies’s group as doable, particularly on this interval main into subsequent yr’s Ladies’s T20 World Cup.”

The T20Is will probably be performed between September 28 and October 6.

The ODI sequence counts in direction of the ICC Ladies’s Championship and eventual qualification for the 2025 ODI World Cup, whereas the T20I sequence serves as preparation for the 2023 T20 World Cup, to be performed in February in South Africa. Neither facet has performed a sport within the Ladies’s Championship cycle to date.

It’s the first sequence for West Indies the place Hayley Matthews will lead the facet because the official captain, and the primary since Deandra Dottin introduced her retirement slightly abruptly final month. It’ll even be West Indies’ first sequence in any format since they misplaced the semi-final to eventual champions Australia within the ODI World Cup in March earlier this yr.

*September 16, 05.20 GMT – This text was up to date after NZC printed the brand new schedule on its web site.

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