The first Apex Test match between the West Indies and England bowls off on Tuesday at North Sound in Antigua. The winners of the three-match series will be the first holders of the Richards-Botham trophy which was unveiled on Sunday.
Cricket icons Sir Vivian Richards and Lord Ian Botham unveiled the new Richards-Botham trophy which pays tribute to two all-time greats – whose rivalry and friendship embodies the close relationship and mutual respect between the two sides.
A release from Cricket West Indie, said the sparkling new trophy symbolizes “Courage. Friendship. Respect” – values that represent the Test cricketing rivalry between West Indies and England, and of two legends who best define them.
Test matches between these two teams date back to 1928 when West Indies made their first trip to England. Today’s teams, under captaincy of Kraigg Brathwaite and Joe Root, will renew the rivalry.
Following the first test at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, the second Apex Test will be played at Kensington Oval, Barbados from March 16-20, with the third at the Grenada National Stadium on March 24-28.