After failing to qualify for the Champions Trophy, to be held in June, West Indies will host Afghanistan for three ODIs and three T20Is during the same time-stretch.

The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) announced on Wednesday that the series will be played on June 2-14 and St Kitts will host T20Is, followed by ODIs in St Lucia.

“We are looking forward to welcoming the Afghans to the Caribbean for this short series,” the WICB cricket operations manager Roland Holder told AFP.

“The series promises to be compelling, considering the result of the match between the two sides at the last ICC World Twenty20 in India, and Afghanistan’s gradual improvement over the last few years,” he added.

West Indies are currently ninth in the ICC rankings and look to qualify for the 2019 ICC World Cup in England and Wales.