India will travel to the West Indies right after the Champions Trophy 2017 for a short series comprising five One-Day Internationals and one Twenty20 International in June-July.
The tour will officially fill the gap between the end of the Champions Trophy 2017 and the multi-format tour of Sri Lanka starting in August.
The tour, starting June 23 with the first ODI and ending on July 9 with the lone T20I, was marked on the International Cricket Council’s Future Tours Programme, but was pending the official stamp of approval, which came on Tuesday (May 16).
India had toured the West Indies in 2016 as well, playing a four-Test series, which India won 2-0, as well as two T20Is, both in Lauderhill, Florida. West Indies won that series 1-0. India has also travelled to the Caribbean after the last edition of the Champions Trophy in 2013.
The Champions Trophy 2017, to be held in England and Wales, runs from June 1 to June 18, after which India, who will be defending the title they won in 2013, travel to the Caribbean ahead of the first ODI on June 23 at Queen’s Park Oval in Port of Spain. The second ODI takes place at the same venue two days later on May 25, followed by the third and fourth games at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua on June 30 and July 2, and then the final 50-over fixture on July 6 at Sabina Park in Kingston, also the venue of the one-off T20I.
In late July then, India travel to Sri Lanka for a series of three Tests, five ODIs and one T20I. The current FTP also includes a home series of five ODIs and one T20I against Australia in October.
June 23: First ODI in Port of Spain, Trinidad
June 25: Second ODI in Port of Spain, Trinidad
June 30: Third ODI in North Sound, Antigua
July 2: Fourth ODI in North Sound, Antigua
July 6: Fifth ODI in Kingston, Jamaica
July 9: One-off T20I in Kingston, Jamaica