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USA will once again host a pair of opponents in Florida this April for their next ODI tri-series as part of Cricket World Cup League Two.
By Dreamcricket Staff
USA’s second home ODI tri-series as part of the three-year Cricket World Cup League Two tournament will be held once again at the Broward County Stadium in Lauderhill, Florida as Scotland and the UAE come in April for their first ever ODI tour of the USA.
“As the only ODI accredited venue in the United States at present, and the recent successful host of our last series of matches in this competition, Broward County Stadium was the natural venue for these fixtures,” USA Cricket chief executive Iain Higgins said in an ICC press release.
The ICC announced the fixture dates and venues yesterday, a slight change from the previously announced March window when the Cricket World Cup League Two preliminary timeframe was unveiled by the ICC last year. USA will play the UAE on Wednesday, April 1 before having two off days. They will then play Scotland and UAE back-to-back on Saturday and Sunday April 4 & 5.
The schedule is in stark contrast to USA’s home ODI series in September 2019 against Namibia and Papua New Guinea when none of USA’s four ODIs were played on the weekend, a contributing factor to crowds that hovered around 20 people for the entire series.
After two more off days, USA’s last fixture will take place on Wednesday, April 8 against Scotland.
USA is currently in Nepal where they are touring for their third ODI tri-series of the ongoing Cricket World Cup League Two tournament. USA has won six out of their eight ODIs to date in the tournament. Their first ODI in Nepal is against Oman on Thursday, February 6.