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Windies officials fine-tune plans to host international matches

Posted on Aug 20 2014 | IANS

Kingstown (St. Vincent), Aug 20 : Cricket authorities in St. Vincent say they are fine-tuning preparations to host four international matches here next month.

The West Indies and Bangladesh will play their first Test match here at Arnos Vale, Sep 9-5, to be followed by three T20s between West Indies Women and New Zealand women. The T20 matches will be played Sep 23, Sep 25 and Sep 27, reports CMC.

"Our arrangements are going smoothly, and the cooperation from stakeholders have been exceptional so far," said Kishore Shallow President of the St.Vincent and the Grenadines Cricket Association (SVGCA).

"An international fixture brings great benefits to the country, particularly in the area of marketing, and we must do everything within our power, to maximize this event," he added.

In an effort to promote youth interest in the sport SVGCA has asked the Ministry of Education, to allow secondary school students to witness the test match between Windies and Bangladesh.

In 2009, Bangladesh beat an under strength West Indies team at Arnos Vale, to record their first test victory against the home side.

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