The India women’s cricket team, which hasn’t played any international tournament since the T20 World Cup in March 2020, is all set to play a full-fledged white-ball series against South Africa in March.
According to Cricbuzz, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will soon be announcing about the series, which is supposed to comprise five ODIs and three T20Is in India with the dates and venues currently being worked out.
Because of the COVID protocols, the said series will be played over a month's duration and probably in the same venue under bio-security conditions.
An office-bearer told Cricbuzz, "The details have been worked out and the announcement will come soon. We're coordinating with Cricket South Africa. The dates will be out soon."
The South African board hasn’t confirmed yet about the series as their women's team is currently playing Pakistan.
The Indian women’s team put up a spectacular show during the 2020 T20 World Cup in Australia last year. Their fabulous run came to a halt in the tournament final against hosts Australia, who clinched their fifth title.
The Indian women’s team hasn’t played since, and the series against South Africa will be their first assignment in a year’s time.
After a prolonged pandemic-induced gap, many players were involved in the Women's T20 challenge in Sharjah - a four-match tournament involving three teams - in November, which was held alongside the IPL.
The women's international matches come close on the decision of holding domestic 50-over games for the women's team, which will start in the third week of February.
Meanwhile, the BCCI is likely to come out with an advertisement to recruit the support staff for the women's team. WV Raman was the head coach and Narendra Hirwani was its bowling coach. The contracts of all the support staff ended last month. The recruitment process will begin soon.