Tri-Nation ODI Series to be played under lights
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – History will be created in the Caribbean when all 10 matches in the upcoming Tri Nation One-Day International Series will be day/night matches. This is the first time all matches in a series will be contested under lights.
The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has announced that the games, featuring West Indies, South Africa and Australia, will start at 1pm. The first innings will be played in daylight from 1pm to 4:30pm and the second half will be played from 5:15pm to 8:45pm.
The Tri Series starts in at the Guyana National Stadium (June 3-7), then moves to Warner Park, St Kitts (June 11-15); and concludes at Kensington Oval, Barbados (June 19-26).
Roland Holder, the WICB's Cricket Operations Manager, outlined: "This is a major series with three very attractive teams featuring some of the world's best players. They are accustomed to playing under lights all over the world so we look forward to some very entertaining cricket.
"We looked at ways to enhance the appeal and the spectator experience and it is accepted that fans like the day/night matches. I'm sure we will have a win-win situation for players and fans and everyone will enjoy the afternoon start and the finish under lights."
Friday 3: West Indies vs South Africa – Guyana National Stadium
Sunday 5: West Indies vs Australia – Guyana National Stadium
Tuesday 7: Australia vs South Africa – Guyana National Stadium
Saturday 11: South Africa vs Australia – Warner Park
Monday 13: West Indies vs Australia – Warner Park
Wednesday 15: West Indies vs South Africa – Warner Park
Sunday 19: Australia vs South Africa – Kensington Oval
Tuesday 21: West Indies vs Australia – Kensington Oval
Friday 24: West Indies vs South Africa – Kensington Oval
Sunday 26: The Final – Kensington Oval