First-ever Pink-ball test for India women (Ind W vs Aus W)- In what comes as good news to India women’s cricket fans, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced that women’s team will play their first-ever Pink-ball Test in Australia in October. In a tweet post, BCCI Secretary announced, “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
WACA Ground will host the second-ever women’s day-night Test match when Australia take on India in a multi-format series to kick off the 2021-22 international summer of cricket.
India’s tour will conclude with three T20Is at North Sydney Oval (Oct 7, 9 & 11), with the Australia team set to break for the WBBL before the Women’s Ashes series.
— Rajeev Shukla (@ShuklaRajiv) May 20, 2021
Ind W vs Aus W
“The historic Test match will be the first between the Australian and Indian women’s teams in 15 years, and the series will mark the first time the two sides have met since the record-breaking T20 World Cup final at the MCG in 2020!” Cricket Australia tweeted.
The Australian women’s team played its first-ever Test match against India at Perth’s Hale School in 1977.
Ind W vs Aus W: First-ever Pink-ball test for India Women
Australia women’s pacer Megan Schutt had earlier revealed that the Indian team would be touring in mid-September this year for a white-ball series.
India was slated to tour Australia this year for three ODIs but it had to be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Cricket Australia is yet to formally announce the tour but Schutt announced that her side’s next assignment would be against India.
First-ever Pink-ball test for India Women
Earlier on Wednesday, The BCCI had announced the annual player contracts for Team India (Senior Women) for the period from October 2020 to September 2021.
Teen sensation Shafali has now been elevated from Grade C to Grade B. The youngster has taken the women’s game by storm and as a result, she has been rewarded by the board.
Punam Raut and Rajeshwari Gayakwad have also been elevated from Grade C to Grade B. Women’s T20I skipper Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana, and Poonam Yadav are the three names that have been placed in category A and they will be getting Rs 50 lakhs for this period.
India women’s team will next be seen in action against England as both teams will lock horns in a one-off Test, three T20Is, and three ODIs.
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