India to tour West Indies after 'resuming bilateral ties'


India have announced they will tour West Indies later this year, after the Caribbean nation abandoned its visit to their country in 2014.

West Indies had been scheduled to play five one-day internationals, one Twenty20 and three Tests in October and November of that year, but the tour came to an abrupt end after just four ODIs following a row between the Windies' players and board (WICB) over pay.

But on Saturday, it was announced that the two nations had "resumed bilateral ties", with India set to tour the West Indies for four Test matches in July and August.

"BCCI is happy to resume their bilateral ties with WICB. We recognise that West Indies has a huge role to play in the development of cricket and we are happy to support their endeavours," said Board of Control for Cricket in India honorary secretary Anurag Thakur.

"This tour will further strengthen the bond between the Indian and the West Indian fans."

WICB chairman Dave Cameron added: "We are extremely delighted that concerns which arose due to the incomplete tour have been addressed and would like to thank BCCI for reviving our ties.

"West Indies cricket appreciates the support of BCCI and the cricket loving fans of the islands keenly look forward to witness some exciting contests between the two teams."