India to tour West Indies in July-August

New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) India will tour West Indies for a four-match Test series in July-August after the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) resolved their differences with their Carribbean counterparts to end a year-long impasse.

“The BCCI and the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) have resolved outstanding issues arising out of the abandonment of the tour of the West Indies team to India in 2014,” the BCCI said in a statement on Saturday.

“With this understanding, bilateral series as part of the Future Tours Programme will be resumed with the Indian cricket team touring the West Indies in July-August, 2016 for a four-match Test series.”

“BCCI is happy to resume their bilateral ties with WICB. We recognise that West Indies has a huge role to play in the development of cricket and we are happy to support their endeavours,” BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur said.

“This tour will further strengthen the bond between the Indian and the West Indian fans, who have over the years patronized this glorious game of cricket,” he added.

WICB president Dave Cameron also welcomed the development.

“We are extremely delighted that concerns which arose due to the incomplete tour have been addressed and would like to thank BCCI for reviving our ties. West Indies cricket appreciates the support of BCCI and the cricket loving fans of the islands keenly look forward to witness some exciting contests between the two teams,” he said.



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