Cricket fans will enjoy a double treat this summer as the West Indies faces New Zealand in two historic Twenty20 matches in Florida.
The West Indies Cricket Board confirmed that the second half of the "Digicel Series 2012" will commence in the North American country when the West Indies plays there for the first time. The double header will be played on June 30 and July 1 at the Central Broward Regional Park in Lauderhill, Florida, which is a 15,000 seat facility.Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.
WICB Commercial Manager Nelecia Yeates commented: "We are delighted and excited to finally bring international cricket to the US. We are confident of overwhelming support for the matches especially from the West Indian residents in the US and Canada but also from the wider Asian communities in the US as well. Our team is known globally as one of the most charismatic and entertaining teams, especially in the Twenty20 format and they will face strong competition from New Zealand so the matches are certain to be thrillers and we are ripe with anticipation."
"The Digicel Series 2012 International Cricket match is a big score for us, a spirited and diverse international community of sports enthusiasts. With year-round warm weather, easy accessibility, diverse and luxurious hotel product and a relaxed beach chic vibe, Greater Fort Lauderdale is excited to receive new visitors from around the world," said Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau President Nicki E. Grossman.