Cricket Australia postpones the three-match ODI series between Australia women and India women scheduled to play in January 2021.
India Women tour of Australia Postponed
India Women cricket team has been scheduled to play 3 ODI matches against Australia on January 22 in Canberra, January 25 in Melbourne, and January 28 in Hobart.
The World Cup’s postponement to 2022 is understood to be a factor in this decision. Which effectively means that India women will continue to be without cricket since the women’s T20 World Cup final on March 8 this year.
However, the governing body added the tour will now be a part of the build-up to the 2022 World Cup, which has been pushed to March-April due to the pandemic and will include three T20Is.
The three-match Commonwealth Bank ODI series between the Australian and Indian women’s teams originally scheduled for January 2021 will be postponed until next season, with plans to expand the tour to include an additional three Twenty20 Internationals. https://t.co/tU2WiFVcAM
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“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.
“We had initially hoped to play India this summer, however, the impact of the global pandemic made it necessary to postpone until next season.
“It will be wonderful to once again host the Indian women’s team, who were centre stage for that unforgettable ICC T20 World Cup final at the MCG in March, and to do so with an expanded schedule from what was originally planned.”
Dates and venues of the postponed tour will be confirmed in due course, CA said.
As things stand, India will at best take the field next in February, if a limited-overs assignment against Sri Lanka, presently being discussed between the two boards, does take place – either at home or away.