The first Twenty20 International (T20I) between India and the West Indies will be played at the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack on February 15, 2022, according to a circular issued by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday.
The fixtures and locations were revealed during a video conference meeting of the BCCI’s Apex Council. The West Indies is one of four nations, along with New Zealand, Sri Lanka, and South Africa, that is set to visit India during the host nation’s busy home season.
Against the West Indies, India will play three One Day Internationals (ODIs) and three Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is). The one-day international series will begin on February 6 in Ahmedabad, Jaipur, and Kolkata. The second and third T20Is will be held at Vizag and Trivandrum, respectively.
The last time India played at the Barabati stadium was against the West Indies in an ODI in December 2019, which India won by four wickets.
he Barabati Stadium is an Indian sports stadium used mostly for cricket and association football, and also sometimes for concerts and field hockey, located in Cuttack, Odisha. It is a regular venue for international cricket and is the home ground of Odisha cricket team. The stadium is owned and operated by the Odisha Cricket Association. It is also used for Association Football. It hosts Santosh Trophy national football tournament and the state’s Odisha First Division League football matches. The Barabati Stadium is one of the older grounds in India, having hosted several touring sides – including the MCC, the West Indies team and the Australians – before it hosted its first international match. It hosted only the third one-day international in this country, in January 1982, when India put it across England by five wickets to lift the series 2–1. It hosted its first ever Test match five years later where India played hosts to Sri Lanka. Though it isn’t one of the regular Test venues anymore, it continues to enjoy the status of international venue and hosts One-Day Internationals regularly. It also hosted the 2013 Women’s Cricket World Cup.