Two Tests, three ODIs and five T20Is. That’s
the sum total of matches scheduled for India’s
2023 Tour to the Caribbean. Matches that will
now likely be of major live spectator viewing interest to
the hundreds of thousands of Indian cricket fans now
residing in Canada.
Considered to be the gem of the Caribbean, and
the Mecca for West Indies cricket, Barbados’ famed
Kensington Oval will be hosting two of the three
scheduled ODIs. The two Barbados-hosted ODIs will
be played on July 27 and 29 providing a cricket watching
experience that’s unmatched anywhere else in the
The 2007 modernized Kensington Oval has its stands
and sightscreens named after some of the greatest
practitioners ever to have graced international cricket.
The three Ws: Clyde Walcott, Everton Weekes, and
Frank Worrell, all subsequently knighted for their
cricketing achievements, the Sir Garfield Sobers Players’
Pavilion, the Wesley Hall and Charlie Griffith, Gordon
Greenidge and Desmond Haynes Stands, bookended by
the Malcolm Marshall and Joel Garner sightscreen ends.
Those are the luminary names of great former West
Indies players that now adorn Kensington Oval.
The Oval is located in the heart of Bridgetown,
Barbados’ capital city. The island itself is a picturesque
rock of breathtaking beauty, surrounded by the sky
blue-coral green waters of both the Caribbean Sea and
From aquatic submarine tours which afford magnificent
views of the coral-draped sea floor, to surface water
half day catamaran sailing tours graced with culinary
delightful buffets and dangerously addictive rum punches,
Barbados has much to offer. For landlubbers Harrison’s
Caves and Hunte’s Gardens are among the wonders of the
Competitive cricket being played in one of God’s greatest
creations. What more would any cricket fan want to not
miss? Whether they be Indian or otherwise!