Cricket: White Ferns to host Windies

New Zealand will host the West Indies women's team in eight games next summer.

The West Indies will play the Auckland Hearts in a warmup game on February 23 before playing three ODIs at Christchurch's Bert Sutcliffe Oval from February 26-March 2.

Invercargill's Queens Park will host the first three T20 matches, before Queenstown Event Centre rounds out the tour with the last two T20s, the tour to finish on March 14.

The tour will reciprocate the New Zealand squad's tour of the West Indies, in October, where they will play three ODIs before England join in for a T20 tri-series.

The squad of 14 is in Maroochydore, Queensland for a training camp.

"We're really pleased with how hard the girls have worked over the winter, particularly on their fitness,'' coach Katrina Keenan said.

"It's important we continue to make strides forward and being able to train on quality wickets at this time of year is ideal preparation for us.''

White Ferns squad for tour of West Indies: Suzie Bates (c, Otago), Erin Bermingham, Rachel Candy, Frances MacKay, Amy Satterthwaite, Lea Tahuhu (Canterbury), Sophie Devine, Sian Ruck (Wellington), Natalie Dodd, Nicola Browne, Morna Nielsen (Northern Districts), Rachel Priest (Central Districts), Maddy Green, Katie Perkins (Auckland).

- NZ Herald

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