England make Antigua return after West Indies tour announced

England will play the first of a three-match Test series at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium next April

By Sam Rogers

England will play the first of a three-match Test series at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium next April, the same ground which saw a Test abandoned after just 10 balls in 2009.

It is only the second Test to be held at the venue since the ill-fated match which resulted in the ground being banned from hosting international cricket for 12 months, with the other seeing the hosts trounce New Zealand by nine wickets in 2012.

England will also visit the island of Grenada for their maiden Test at the Grenada National Stadium in the second Test of the series before finishing at the Kensington Oval in Barbados.

Paul Downton, Managing Director of England Cricket was in high praise for his West Indian Counterparts saying, “We thank the West Indies Cricket Board for their assistance with the organisation of the tour and we know the venues will prove extremely popular with the thousands of cricket lovers who follow England to the Caribbean.

“It will also be exciting for many to visit the new venue of Grenada for the first time.”

Tour itinerary

April 6-7 – 2-day warm-up, St Kitts
April 8-9 – 2-day warm-up, St Kitts
April 13-17 – 1st Test SVRS, Antigua
April 21-25 – 2nd Test Grenada National Stadium, Grenada
May 1-5 – 3rd Test Kensington Oval, Barbados

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