President of the St Kitts and Nevis Cricket Association Dennis Phillip has confirmed that the island’s preparations to host the historic upcoming tour by Afghanistan is progressing well.
The tour will be the team’s first ever of the region and will consist of three T20 internationals, which will be held at the Warner Park Cricket stadium in Basseterre and a One Day International series, which will be played at the Darren Sammy National Stadium in St. Lucia.
The T20 series will bowl off on June, with the second match being played the following day and the final game set to take place on June 5.
“It has been a lot of communication, planning, preparing the pitch, the facility – all of that is taking place and going pretty well,” Phillip told the Antigua Observer.
“Their party comprises two teams: the T20 and the One Day team,” he added. “So while the T20 team will be engaged, the One Day team would be also be in preparation for their games.”
The Afghanis are scheduled to arrive in St Kitts on Wednesday. The West Indies team has already named a strong T20 side to face the visitors, which will be led by Carlos Brathwaite and also feature the likes of Sunil Narine, Keiron Pollard, Marlon Samuels and Lendl Simmons.