West Indies Women to host New Zealand for three ODIs and five T20Is

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West Indies Women are set to host New Zealand Women for the first time in eight years, for three ODIs and five T20Is in September-October. All the games will be played at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua.

"I am very happy that we will be hosting New Zealand in the West Indies," Courtney Walsh, West Indies head coach, said in a CWI release. "They are a very competitive team, and this will make for a great series for our team. As it comes just after we've had the Women's regional tournaments and the Women's CPL, it will be a great fillip for our players.

"We will also have an eye on the T20 World Cup [to be played in South Africa in February] around the corner. So, this will give the squad a chance to showcase all their skills, and also give us, the coaching staff, a chance to look at what depth we have."

West Indies are currently holding a specialist camp that includes some new players. There will be another camp in Antigua after the Women's CPL.

"In addition, the lead selector was with the West Indies U-19 Women's team for their series in Florida and has identified some exciting prospects to consider," Walsh said. "So, we should have enough cricket before the New Zealand series starts."

The last time New Zealand toured the West Indies was in 2014. The visitors lost the ODI series 4-0 before bouncing back to clinch the T20I series 2-1, winning the final game in Super Over.