West Indies Twenty20 Captain Carlos Brathwaite believes the United States has what it takes to become a home-away-from-home for the Caribbean side.
The Windies over the weekend played a pair of T20 Internationals versus India — winning the series 1-0 after a washout — at Central Broward Stadium in Lauderhill, Florida.
He says the city itself and its athletic facilities have all the infrastructure in place to become a regular host on the international cricket calendar.
“Everything is there around teh cricket,” Brathwaite said. “As we can see, 489 runs in the first game. Even the cricket is good. So it’s just a matter now of USA experiencing more games. Probably different times of the year, whether it be before or after this, continue this time of the year and make a little template to move forward so (sic) we can know which time of the year we play what format. I personally see some 50-over games being played here as well. We’ll probably get a team to break the 500-run barrier, so looking forward to it. Like I said, it bodes well for cricket in the United States.”
Up next for the Caribbean side, the Windies travel to the United Arab Emirates next month to begin a series with Pakistan.