India cricket team to make Caribbean tour in 2016

The Board of Control for Cricket in India says the team will tour the Caribbean next year provided West Indies return to India to complete their 2014 abandoned series following a players’ strike, according to the west Indies Cricket board.

The Players Association, however, still needs to approve the deal.

India are scheduled to play four Test matches in the Caribbean in July-August, 2016.

That abandonment came as a result of a dispute between Windies players, the WICB and the West Indies Players’ Association, prompting the BCCI to suspend all bilateral tours to the Caribbean.

However, an agreement now appears to have been reached for the two sides to face each other again if West Indies return to India to play the matches they failed to play last year.

“West Indies Cricket Board [WICB] President, Dave Cameron,  confirmed that following discussions with BCCI President, Shashank Manohar, the West Indies will host India in the Caribbean in 2016,” a media statement said.

“This agreement is subject to the WICB and the Players Association giving a joint commitment to complete, at a later date, the tour which prematurely ended in October 2014.”

 

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