-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’.