PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
St John&’s, 4 September
The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) on Wednesday accepted India’s invitation for a series in November which would allow senior batsman Sachin Tendulkar to play his milestone 200th Test in front of home fans.
"The West Indies Cricket Board today confirmed that the West Indies team will tour India in November. The tour will include a two Test series and three one-day internationals.
The WICB and the Board of Control for Cricket in India agreed to utilise the mutually available window in November for the tour," the WICB said in a statement. The tour was proposed by the BCCI’s working committee in a meeting on Sunday and would precede India’s trip to South Africa in December.
Tendulkar has played 198 Tests so far and the second Test of this series would take him to one of the several milestones he has touched in a glittering career.
For the West Indies, the Indian tour will precede the trip to New Zealand which is scheduled to commence on December 3 and conclude on January 15 next year. "The full India tour schedule will be released following final agreement by the two boards," the WICB stated. West Indies last faced India in a limited-overs series earlier this year in the Caribbean.