BCCI secretary Jay Shah announced that the Team India women would play a one-off Test against the England women cricket team and the match would be played later in the year.
India Women set to play Test vs England
He tweeted: “On the occasion of #InternationalWomensDay, I’m pleased to announce that #TeamIndia @BCCIWomen will play a one-off Test match against @ECB_cricket later this year. The women in blue will be donning the whites again.”
On the occasion of #InternationalWomensDay, I’m pleased to announce that #TeamIndia @BCCIWomen will play a one-off Test match against @ECB_cricket later this year. The women in blue will be donning the whites again 🙏🏻 🇮🇳
— Jay Shah (@JayShah) March 8, 2021
The date and the venue are not yet confirmed, but this is being acquired as the main step towards promoting women’s cricket in the country. The Indian women cricket crew reached the very last of the T20 World Cup earlier in 2020 in Australia. finally, in the finals of the T20 Women’s WC, they lost to the hosts.
ICC Expands Women’s WC
Not just the BCCI, looking to promote the women’s game, on International Women’s Day, the world body of cricket the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced the expansion of women’s cricket events post the 2023 cycle.
The ICC tournaments for women cricketers will have more teams from 2026 onwards with the governing body announcing its expansion plan for the game to mark international women’s day.
ICC said the T20 World Cup will have 12 teams instead of 10 from the 2026 edition. The ODI World Cup will also be expanded from eight teams to 10 from the 2029 edition.
“More teams will compete in both the Women’s World Cup and the Women’s T20 World Cup from 2026 onwards as part of the ICC’s long-term commitment to growing the game globally and in a sustainable fashion,” ICC stated in a media release.