Swashbuckling batsman Chris Gayle is set to play his 100th Test at his home ground in Jamaica when New Zealand tours the Caribbean in June, the West Indies Cricket Board said.
The WICB has announced a three-match Test series and two Twenty20 Internationals between the two teams.
West Indies will then host Bangladesh for two Tests, three ODIs and a one-off T20I.
The New Zealand series will begin with the Jamaica Test (June 8-12), followed by the second match in Trinidad (from June 16) and Guyana (from June 26). The two T20Is will be played in Dominica (July 5 and 6).
“West Indies opening batsman Chris Gayle has appeared in 99 Tests and his 100th Test appearance is expected to be in the Jamaica Test. The WICB is preparing to celebrate the event and will announce further details in this regard subsequently,” the WICB said in a media release after its two-day meeting of its Board of Directors.
Gayle, who made his Test debut in 2000, has scored 6,933 runs from the 99 matches he has played so far at an average of 42.01 with 15 centuries and 34 half centuries.
The Bangladesh series begins with the limited-overs games in Grenada and St. Kitts (Aug. 20, 22 and 25), followed by the Tests in St. Vincent (Sept. 5-9) and St. Lucia (Sept. 13-17).