President of the Barbados Cricket Association Conde Riley, says the island is in for a big sports tourism boost from the scheduled England tour of the West Indies next year.
England will arrive in Barbados in January to play the first-ever five-match T20I series between the two teams.
All five matches will be contested across a nine-day period from January 22nd to January 30th, including two consecutive weekends of back-to-back T20 cricket.
Following West Indies’ white-ball tour of India in February, the Windies will then welcome England back to the region for a three-match test series to compete for the newly created Richards-Botham trophy.
The second test will be played at Kensington Oval starting on March 16th.
The BCA President also wants local and regional spectators to be in the stands for series and is hoping the COVID-19 situation improves in the coming months.
CWI has confirmed they will welcome fully vaccinated England fans throughout the tour in 2022.
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