Cricket West Indies (CWI) have affirmed that the beginning of the third T20I T20I between India and West Indies has been pushed back by 1.5 hours to give both teams adequate time to rest. The game was scheduled to begin at 8 PM IST, however it will currently start at 9:30 PM IST. It is important to note that the second T20I between both these sides on Monday had started three hours late because of logistical issues.
“Cricket West Indies (CWI) confirmed a revised start time of 12pm (11am Jamaica/9:30pm India) for the third match between West Indies and India in the Goldmedal T20I Cup, to be played at Warner Park in St Kitts on Tuesday 2nd August,” CWI stated in an official statement.
“Following the delayed start on Monday, the teams agreed to start the third T20I at a later time to ensure that the players receive adequate rest and recover time for the back-to-back matches in St Kitts and in consideration of the back-to-back matches to come in Florida,” it added.
The five-match series is level 1-1 between the two teams after West Indies grabbed a win in the 2nd T20I by five wickets. Left-arm pacer Obed McCoy delivered the best-ever bowling figures by a West Indies bowler in T20I games with his 6 wickets for just 17 runs.