Negotiations are in progress between government authorities and Cricket Australia about the schedule for the upcoming cricket series between Australia and India.
The Indian women’s cricket team’s tour of Australia, details of which were announced in May, is currently scheduled to begin with an ODI at North Sydney Oval on September 19 before matches in Melbourne and Perth. However, the team”s schedule for the upcoming tour may need to be changed because of the border restriction and COVID-19 lockdowns in Sydney and Melbourne.
Cricket Australia (CA) is currently in discussions with government authorities about how, where and when the seven games can be played.
According to the website cricket.com.au, CA said: “Due to the current COVID challenges, Cricket Australia will continue to monitor the situation right across the country and will consider whether or not it needs to make any decisions regarding rescheduling or moving matches in due course.”
The Indian team is due to fly to Australia on Sunday. According to the COVID-19 protocols in Australia, all international arrivals have to undergo a two-week quarantine. Australian players from New South Wales (NSW) and Victoria will also have to quarantine before the series if they have to travel to another state.
Meanwhile, India has called up two uncapped players in Railways medium-pacer Meghna Singh and Baroda left-hand batter Yastika Bhatia for all three formats for their tour of Australia. The T20I squad includes another uncapped player, 25-year-old pace-bowling allrounder Renuka Singh of Himachal Pradesh.
Hosts Australia will be without Megan Schutt and Jess Jonassen for the series against India, while top-order batter Georgia Redmayne and 19-year-old fast bowler Stella Campbell have earned their maiden call-ups in the 18-player squad.
Stay abreast with the schedule of the Australian Women’s cricket team’s Commbank Series versus India at cricket.com.au.