West Indies will tour the Netherlands for the first time later this year for a historic one-day series, Cricket West Indies announced Friday.
The tour, which runs from May 31 to June 4, will be played at the VRA Cricket Ground in Amstelveen, a city in the country’s northeast, and will form part of the International Cricket Council’s ODI Super League.
Former Netherlands international Roland Lefebvre, now the KNCB’s High Performance Manager, said there was great anticipation surrounding the tour.
“The KNCB is very excited to welcome the West Indies cricket team back to the Netherlands,” he said.
“The last time the team visited our country was in 1991, for two 55-over friendly matches, with the likes of Richards, Haynes, Ambrose, and Marshall present.
“These matches will be the second Cricket World Cup Super League home series for the Dutch team and we look forward to a great Caribbean style contest.”
The Netherlands had a busy 2021, hosting Scotland and Ireland, and touring South Africa before the series was aborted after one match due to COVID-19 concerns.
Last month, they clashed with Afghanistan in the Gulf state of Qatar, losing 3-0.
The Netherlands featured at the 2011 World Cup on the subcontinent, losing all six of their group stage matches. West Indies crushed them by 215 runs in Delhi.