India to tour Australia, New Zealand around the turn of the year

India to tour Australia, New Zealand around the turn of the year

Indian players celebrating an Aussie wicket during 2017 World Cup. ©ICC

India will be touring Australia towards the end of the year and New Zealand ahead of next year’s Women’s World Cup, it was decided in the BCCI meeting on Saturday (March 13).

The top brass of the BCCI including Sourav Ganguly, the BCCI President and Jay Shah, the secretary, met and decided on the roadmap for the year ahead. India were originally slated to tour Down Under at the start of 2021 ahead of the World Cup, which was postponed due to COVID-19.

“Our women’s cricket is as much important as our men’s game,” a source was quoted as saying by PTI. “We are playing a Test match in England, our first in six years and then we have twin tours followed by World Cup. Our girls have a packed schedule.”

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On International Women’s Day, it was announced that the Indian team will play a Test during their tour to England in June-July. It is also learnt that the Women’s T20 Challenge would be a four-team affair in 2021.

India’s ODI side is currently involved in a five-game series against South Africa after last playing one in November 2019.

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