The West Indies’ Future Tours Programme has been announced, confirming all bilateral series across the three formats for the period 2023-27.
The West Indies commence the International Cricket Council (ICC) Men’s Future Tours Programme (FTP) for the period 2023-27 with a home series against India in July-August next year that will consist of two Tests, three ODIs, and five T20Is.
The exact dates of the series will be announced later on. The West Indies are set for some challenging tours against top teams like Australia and Pakistan.
They are scheduled to tour Australia for two Tests, three ODIs, and three T20Is in January-February 2024, followed by a tour of Pakistan for three Tests, all Test matches being part of the third cycle of the ICC World Test Championship.
The West Indies are also scheduled to play limited overs series against England, New Zealand, South Africa, and Sri Lanka.
The announcement of the Men’s FTP comes a day after the first-ever Women’s FTP was announced.
ICC GM of Cricket Wasim Khan said: outstanding programme of ICC global events and strong bilateral and domestic cricket and this FTP is designed to allow all cricket to flourish.
“The landscape around the game is continuing to evolve, and we will work closely with Members as we collectively adapt to that.”
CWI CEO Johnny Grave said: “Cricket West Indies (CWI) is pleased that the new Men’s (2023-2027) and Women’s (2023-2025) FTP has been agreed as it provides some certainty of our bilateral tours and matches across all formats against all other Full Member nations.
“The major highlight during the period will be our joint hosting of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in June 2024, where we will partner with the USA to deliver an event of the highest quality on and off the field.
“We are also pleased that we have once again been able to secure full windows for the Indian Premier League and Caribbean Premier League for our players as we try to find a balance between our international commitments and the significant earning opportunities for our players from Domestic Leagues.”