Kochi: India and West Indies cricket teams arrived here this afternoon for the first ODI of the three-match series to be played on Thursday.
The teams were accorded a traditional welcome at the airport with Mohiniattam and Kathakali dancers greeting the players.
The two sides will begin their practice sessions from Wednesday.
A pavilion in the name of batting legend Sachin Tendulkar will be inaugurated at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here tomorrow by India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni. The unveiling of the `Star Trophy` for the winners will also be held tomorrow.
The opening match of the series will be a day-night affair.