`Hellish` Antigua ground to see England-Windies Test for first time since 2009

ANI| Updated: Aug 05, 2014, 13:19 PM IST

London: England is set to play Test cricket at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in 2015 for the first time since their match against West Indies in 2009 was abandoned after 10 balls because of the outfield.

The itinerary for next year`s tour of the West Indies also includes Tests in Grenada and Barbados.

The venue based in the West Indies island of Antigua would host only its second Test since the game was called off due to excess sand in the outfield, The BBC reported.

The Sir Vivian Richards Stadium was later banned from hosting international cricket for 12 months and the only Test it has staged since then was in July 2012, when the hosts beat New Zealand by nine wickets.

However, England did return to the venue for three ODIs earlier this year. The second Test in Grenada would be England`s maiden Test on that island, the report added.