India to open world test series in West Indies in August

India's captain Virat Kohli laughs during a training session ahead of their Cricket World Cup match against New Zealand at Trent Bridge in Nottingham,

India's captain Virat Kohli laughs during a training session ahead of their Cricket World Cup match against New Zealand at Trent Bridge in Nottingham,

West Indies' captain Jason Holder before the Cricket World Cup match between Australia and West Indies at Trent Bridge in Nottingham, Thursday, June 6

West Indies' captain Jason Holder before the Cricket World Cup match between Australia and West Indies at Trent Bridge in Nottingham, Thursday, June 6

ST. JOHN'S, Antigua and Barbuda (AP) — The West Indies and India will begin the inaugural world test cricket championship with two tests in August.

They are scheduled to meet in Antigua from Aug. 22-26 and Jamaica from Aug. 30 to Sept. 3.

The world test championship will be played over two years, with the aim of giving more context to cricket's longest format.

The tests will be preceded by three Twenty20s, two of which will be in Lauderhill, Florida, and three one-day internationals, one of which will be in Guyana, where the teams have not met in an ODI in three decades.

India tour of West Indies:

Aug. 3_1st Twenty20, Lauderhill, U.S.

Aug. 4_2nd Twenty 20, Lauderhill, U.S.

Aug. 6_3rd Twenty20, Guyana

Aug. 8_1st ODI, Guyana

Aug. 11_2nd ODI, Trinidad

Aug. 14_3rd ODI, Trinidad

Aug. 22-26_1st test, Antigua

Aug. 30-Sept. 3_2nd test, Jamaica

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