The Cayman Islands haven't played any international cricket since the Americas qualifier in August 2019 for what was originally set to be the 2020 Men's T20 World Cup. They were set to return last year in the Americas qualifier for this year's tournament but Covid put paid to that.

But there was no signs of any rustiness as they swept The Bahamas in a five match series this past week. All matches were played at the Jimmy Powell Oval just outside the Cayman capital of George Town and were the first T20Is played in the Caymans.

The series started on Wednesday with the tourists being restricted to just 85-6 before the home team chased down the target in 11.2 overs to win by 8 wickets thanks to an unbeaten 56 from 38 balls by Patrick Heron. Thursday's second game was the closest of the five, with the Bahamas responded to the Cayman Islands' 148-6 with 133-9.

After a rest-day on Good Friday, two matches were played on Saturday. In the first match of the day, which was reduced to a 17 over contest, Bahamas captain Marc Taylor scored 67 from 49 balls as his team scored 113-4, but was outdone by opposite number Ramon Sealy who clubbed an unbeaten 73 from 32 balls as the home side secured the series with a seven wicket win in 13.2 overs.

The second of the Saturday matches saw the Caymans score 166-4 with Conroy Wright top scoring with 50. Another rapid innings by Ramon Sealy - 44 from 23 balls - and 40 by Jaion Linton provided support. The Bahamas were then bowled out for 101 to lose by 65 runs.

The series concluded on Sunday with the highest scoring contest. Patrick Heron top-scored with 59 with Demar Johnson scoring 44 from 22 balls and Troy Taylor scoring 42 from 19 balls as the home team scored 180-6. Marc Taylor scored 42 in the Bahamas reply but there were no other significant contributions as they could only score 138-7 from their 20 overs, losing by 42 runs.

Neither side has any scheduled fixtures on their calendar at the moment, but both will be looking out for the announcement of the Americas pathway to the 2024 T20 World Cup. With the USA getting automatic entry to that tournament and the Americas region sure of a qualifying place in the tournament itself, the road to a World Cup for the lower ranked associates in the region has been cleared of an obstacle.