The Ireland cricket team will tour the West Indies in January 2022 for three ODIs and one T20I. Cricket West Indies on Monday released the schedule for Ireland’s tour of the West Indies in January 2022. The tour, to be followed by Ireland’s tour of the US for three ODIs and two T20Is, will be hosted by Jamaica’s Sabina Park. According to the news, explosive batsman Chris Gayle is going to get farewell on this ground.
The one-off T20 match against Ireland could be Chris Gayle’s last international for the West Indies. Cricket West Indies president Ricky Skerritt had earlier indicated that he was open to the idea of giving Chris Gayle a farewell match in his hometown. Ireland will tour the West Indies for the second time. He last toured the Caribbean in January 2020, in which West Indies won the ODI series 3–0, while Ireland drew the T20I series 1–1.
Cricket West Indies CEO Johnny Grave said in a statement: “We look forward to welcoming Ireland to the West Indies in January. They last toured the Caribbean in 2020 and we had some exciting matches, so we can expect a good series to start the new year.