High Commissioner of Australia in Guyana, John Pilbean, paid a courtesy call on GCB on Friday 11 March 2016, and engaged a high level delegation of GCB Executives in wide-raging discussions on the upcoming ODI tri-series featuring West Indies, South Africa and Australia. The GCB delegation was headed up by its President Drubahadur, Vice President Fizul Bacchus, Secretary Anand Sanasie, Marketing Manager Raj Singh, Competitions Chairman Colin Europe and TDO Colin Stuart.
The series will consist of ten matches, slated for June 2016. The first leg will be played in Guyana with all of the matches to be played at the Providence National Stadium; Australia versus South Africa on the 3th, West Indies versus South Africa on the 5th, and West Indies versus Australia on the 7th.
The second leg is slated for St Kitts while the final four ODIs, including the final, will be held in Barbados. Australia last limited overs matches in the Caribbean came in March 2012 when they played five ODIs The two sides split the ODI series – with two wins each and a tie in the third ODI at St Vincent.
The gathering had fruitful and wide ranging discussions surrounding the logistical and security arrangements and other pertinent issues regarding the Australia team stay whilst in Guyana. The GCB is eager to host Australia, South Africa and West Indies teams and is confident that Guyanese will come out and support the matches.