Digicel Brings Cricket Home, February 4th – April 3rd, 2009, Caribbean

-West Indies returns home to face England in what is sure to be a thrilling Digicel Series

After a closely contested Away Series in New Zealand, the West Indies cricket team has returned home to face England in the Digicel Series 2009.

England arrived in the Caribbean on January 21st for the Digicel Series which involves four Digicel Tests, five Digicel ODIs and one Digicel Twenty20 taking place in six countries across the Caribbean from February 4th – April 3rd, 2009.  Digicel is a proud sponsor of the upcoming England Tour to the Caribbean, with the 1st Digicel Test against the West Indies taking place at Sabina Park, Jamaica, on Wednesday, February 4th.

MATCHES                          DATE                              VENUE
1st Digicel Test              February 4th -8th            Sabina Park, Jamaica
2nd Digicel Test              February 13th -17th          Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua & Barbuda
3rd Digicel Test              February 26th  – March 2nd   Kensington Oval, Barbados
4th Digicel Test              March 6th – 10th             Queen’s Park Oval, Trinidad
Digicel T20                   March 15th                   Queen’s Park Oval, Trinidad
1st Digicel ODI               March 20th                   Providence Stadium, Guyana
2nd Digicel ODI               March 22nd                   Providence Stadium, Guyana
3rd Digicel ODI               March 27th                   Kensington Oval, Barbados
4th Digicel ODI               March 29th                   Kensington Oval, Barbados
5th Digicel ODI               April 3rd                    Beausejour Stadium, St. Lucia
Digicel Group Head of Sponsorship, Kieran Foley, is looking forward to the upcoming series: “We are looking forward to what is sure to be an exciting Digicel Series against England in the Caribbean. Over the last year, the West Indies cricketers have made great progress as a team and individually, with some of the players breaking ground with their batting and bowling during the recent Away Tour to New Zealand.

“For the upcoming Digicel Series, we have once again developed a host of fun and exciting initiatives and we are looking forward to the thousands of fans from across the Caribbean turning up to support their team as they take on England on their home turf.”

West Indies Head Coach John Dyson is expecting “tense, hard-fought” cricket against England in the upcoming Digicel Series 2009: “The much awaited Digicel Series against England should produce some tense, hard-fought cricket between the two teams. England is placed two spots higher than the West Indies at Number five on the ICC Test table, which is enough incentive to spur the West Indies team on to perform well.

“The cricket loving public should be ready for some engrossing cricket. It is time for West Indies to stand up and prove that we are climbing the International Cricket Council’s [ICC] table.”

Starting Wednesday, February 4th, cricket fans will experience a potential 26 days of exciting cricket when the West Indies stand up to England in the Digicel Series 2009 and Digicel promises fans that this series will indeed be ‘More Than a Match’.