Cricket West-Indies (CWI) recently announced the eagerly awaited schedule and venues for the upcoming India vs West Indies multi-format series, which is set to commence on July 12. This series will witness thrilling cricketing action as the Indian team takes on West Indies in 2 Tests, 3 ODIs, and 5 T20Is.
The matches will be held at two venues, namely West Indies and the USA. Hosting international cricket matches in the USA is expected to boost the popularity of the sport among American fans and attract a wider audience to cricket. Interestingly, the USA had previously hosted an India vs West Indies series in 2022 as well.
The two Test matches scheduled in this series will contribute to the ICC World Test Championship 2023-2025, marking the beginning of Team India’s campaign in the prestigious championship. This multi-format series will also serve as a valuable opportunity for India to prepare for the Asia Cup 2023.
According to reports, the IND vs WI series will be streamed on two OTT platforms: Jio Cinema and FanCode. Jio Cinema offers free streaming for fans, while FanCode holds the rights for West Indies cricket. The broadcasting rights were sublicensed by FanCode’s parent company, Dream Sports, to Viacom 18.
The series will be televised live on DD Sports, as Dream Sports granted the TV broadcasting rights to Doordarshan. Fans can enjoy the matches on their television screens. The IND vs WI tour will culminate in Florida, USA, on August 13.
There are rumors that the matches scheduled to be played in the USA will follow the USA time zone, which is 9 hours and 30 minutes behind Indian Standard Time (IST). As a result, cricket enthusiasts might find themselves waking up at midnight or sacrificing their sleep to catch the live action from the USA matches.
The India vs West Indies 2023 series promises to be a thrilling affair, with cricket enthusiasts eagerly awaiting the clash between these two cricketing powerhouses. With both teams aiming for victory, fans can look forward to exciting performances and closely contested matches throughout the series.