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ST JOHN’S: The West Indies and India will begin the inaugural world Test cricket championship with two Test matches in August.

They are scheduled to meet in Antigua from Aug 22 to 26 and Jamaica from Aug 30 to Sept 3.

The World Test Championship will be played over two years, with the aim of giving more context to cricket’s longest format.

The Tests will be preceded by three Twenty20s, two of which will be staged in Lauderhill, Florida, and three One-day Internationals, one of which will be in Guyana, where the teams have not met in an ODI in three decades.

India’s tour of West Indies:

Aug 3: First Twenty20, Lauderhill

Aug 4: 2nd Twenty 20, Lauderhill

Aug 6: Third Twenty20, Guyana

Aug 8: First ODI, Guyana

Aug 11: Second ODI, Trinidad

Aug 14: Third ODI, Trinidad

Aug 22-26: First Test, Antigua

Aug 30-Sept 3: Second Test, Jamaica.

Published in Dawn, June 14th, 2019