Future Tour Program (FTP) is now a reality in women’s cricket. The International Cricket Council (ICC) has released the first-ever Women’s FTP spanning three years from September 2022 – January 2025. The release sees India play both of their Test matches at home, 24 One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and 33 Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is).
The FTP first sees India play England in their away tour in September, the series is set for 6 white ball games, 3 ODI and T20I games each. India then plays Australia on home soil in December which will see the sides play as many as 5 T20I games. Check out India’s entire FTP schedule below.
|Jan-23||Tri-series||South Africa and West Indies||Away (South Africa)||0||0||4|
|Feb-23||ICC T20 World Cup||South Africa|
|Sep-24||ICC T20 World Cup||Bangladesh|
ICC General Manager of Cricket, Wasim Khan, said, “This is a huge moment for the women’s game. This FTP not only lends certainty to future cricket tours but also sets the base for a structure that is sure to grow in the coming years.”
The next ICC event is the T20 World Cup that’ll be played in South Africa early next year and India eyeing the silverware have scheduled many T20I games. India in its buildup to the South Africa T20 World Cup will be the best prepared having played as many as 12 T20Is. ICC in the statement said, “All bilateral T20I matches count towards respective team rankings, which in turn serves as a primary mechanism for determining the teams that qualify for ICC global event.”
🇮🇳India will be playing 2 Test matches, 24 ODIs, and 36 T20Is from August 2022 to January 2025.
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A couple of Test matches on India’s schedule are set to be played in December 2023, where they play a Test each with England and Australia at home. Against England, it’ll be a Test match and 3 T20I games, whereas, against Australia, it’s set to be an all-format series consisting of a Test, 3 ODI and T20I games each.
The 2022-25 Women’s Championship will see teams generally play three-match bilateral ODI series before the 2025 World Cup and many of these series will also be accompanied by T20 international matches, with some teams also giving their consent for the five-match WT20I series. India got their women’s championship games underway with the series against Sri Lanka in July and have had a great start having won the series 3-0.
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