In what comes as rather heartbreaking news for cricket fans, Cricket Australia confirmed that the three-match ODI series between Australia and India women’s team which was originally supposed to be played between 22nd-28th January 2021 has been postponed indefinitely till the next season.
The surge in COVID-19 cases in Sydney which has led to strict travel restrictions and mandatory quarantine periods has played an instrumental role in the postponement of the series.
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This new development means that fans will have to wait for some more time to see the Women in Blue in action. They last played an international game nine months ago on March 8 in the T20 World cup finals before the pandemic brought the cricketing world to a stop.
“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,” Cricket Australia’s interim CEO Nick Hockley said in a statement Thursday (December 31). “We had initially hoped to play India this summer, however the impact of the global pandemic made it necessary to postpone until next season.”
Concluding, Cricket Australia stated that plans to expand the tour next season and include three T20 internationals are in the works.
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