The three-match ODI series between the Australian and Indian women’s cricket teams has been postponed until next season, Cricket Australia (CA) said on Thursday. The series, originally scheduled for January 2021 in Australia, has been moved to next season as a part of the build-up to the Women’s 50-over World Cup, slated to be played in New Zealand in March.
The next season also plans to expand the tour to include an extra three Twenty20 Internationals.
Nick Hockley, CA’s Interim CEO, said the Australian women’s team is taking a look forward to hosting India next season.
“We are very hopeful of delivering an expanded schedule between the Australian and Indian women’s teams for next season, which would be an outstanding result for fans in both countries,” Hockley said in an official observation.
“We had first of all hoped to play India this summer, then again, the affect of the global pandemic made it essential to put back until next season,” he further said.
“It’ll be wonderful to once again host the Indian women’s team, who were centre stage for that unforgettable ICC T20 World Cup last at the MCG in March, and to take action with an expanded schedule from what was once originally deliberate,” he added.
Dates and venues of the bilateral series will be confirmed in due class lesson.
Meantime, the World Cup for women’s cricket will see 31 matches played across 31 action-packed days between March 4 – April 3, 2022.
New Zealand, Australia, England, South Africa, and India have qualified for the World Cup. The three remaining teams will emerge from the ICC qualifying tournament which is confirmed to take place from June 26-July 10, 2021, in Sri Lanka.
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