In what comes as a massive development, BCCI Honorary Secretary Jay Shah has said that Indian women’s cricket team will play their maiden day-night Test match against Australia. The team will travel down under for a series later this year. The dates are not yet fixed for the tour with the BCCI and Cricket Australia in talks to prepare the schedule.
Meanwhile, Jay Shah has confirmed the news via a tweet where he has given an assurance of the Indian women’s team playing their maiden Test match.
Indian Women’s Team To Play Their First D/N Test Match
“Taking forward our commitment towards women’s cricket, I am extremely pleased to announce that Team India @BCCIwomen will play in their first-ever pink ball day-night Test later this year in Australia”.
Taking forward our commitment towards women's cricket, I am extremely pleased to announce that Team India @BCCIwomen will play in their first-ever pink ball day-night Test later this year in Australia.
— Jay Shah (@JayShah) May 20, 2021
Meanwhile, the women’s team will be playing a full series against England later this year as well. The squad will be travelling with the Indian men’s team to the UK on a chartered flight arranged by the BCCI. The women’s team will start their tour with one-off Test in Bristol from June 16. Later, they will face England in 3 ODIs and as many T20Is. The women’s team will be playing a Test match after seven years.
Australian pacer Megan Schutt in a recent podcast spoke about the upcoming series. The series was postponed in December 2020 due to COVID. A report on the Cricket Australia website at the time said the series, rescheduled for the 2021-22 season, would be expanded to include three T20Is.
Schutt dropped a hint that India will be visiting in September though Cricket Australia is yet to announce the schedule. The tour is expected to comprise ODIs and T20 Internationals. It is understood the Australian board will announce the new dates for the series soon.
Meanwhile, the BCCI has recently announced the new contracts of the Indian women cricketers for the 2020-21 season.