Day, night Test at Kensington Oval

The historic Kensington Oval in Barbados will be the venue for the Caribbean’s first ever day / night Test when West Indies hosts Sri Lanka in the final Test of the three-match series.

West Indies have already played two day-night Tests, also widely referred to as “pink-ball Tests” but are yet to play at home.

The regional side has featured in two of eight such matches- the first against Pakistan in Dubai 16 months ago and the second against England last August at Edgbaston.

Sri Lanka will open the May 30 to June 27 series with a two-day tour match before clashing with the West Indies in the opening Test at the Queen’s Park Oval, Trinidad starting on June 6.

Darren Sammy Cricket Ground in St. Lucia, originally scheduled to stage the final Test, will now host the second match starting on June 13.

The Oval will now be the venue for the final match of the series.

Sri Lanka toured the Caribbean three times but has never played a Test at the Kensington Oval.

The tourists have won one, lost three and draw two of the six Tests played in the Caribbean.


Source: Azad Ali – Caribbean Life News

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