All ten matches of the tri-series in the Caribbean, featuring Australia, South Africa and West Indies, will be played under lights. It is the first time every match of a series in the Caribbean has been accorded day-night status.
The series, due to begin on June 3, features nine group games – three each at Guyana National Stadium, Warner Park in St. Kitts and Kensington Oval in Barbados. Kensington Oval will also host the final on June 26. Each match will begin at 1 pm local time (1700 GMT).
Roland Holder, WICB’s cricket operations manager, said the board wanted to cater to the fans better. “We looked at ways to enhance the appeal and the spectator experience and it is accepted that fans like the day/night matches. I’m sure we will have a win-win situation for players and fans and everyone will enjoy the afternoon start and the finish under lights.”