India, West Indies to play two T20 matches in Florida this month

Tuesday, August 2, 2016 - 10:00

The Board Of Control For Cricket In India (BCCI) Working Committee today gave its nod to the India cricket team to participate in two T20I matches against the West Indies on August 27th and 28th in the United States.

India are currently playing a four-match Test series against the Caribbean side.

Both the matches will be played at the Central Broward Regional Park in Fort Lauderdale, US.

"As part of our continuous efforts to reach out to new markets and audiences, I am very happy to announce that Team India will play two T20Is against the current world champions West Indies in the United States," said BCCI President Anurag Thakur in a statement on Tuesday.

"This will be a great opportunity for the cricket fans in America to watch the two champion sides in action. This will be developed into an annual cricketing event in the United States," he added.

This is the first time that India will be involved in competitive T20 matches in North America. Last year, an exhibition T20 tournament featuring legends of the game, termed as 'Cricket All Stars', were played between the teams of Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne.