International cricket will return to India on 5 February. This will be the first series played in India during the Kovid-19 epidemic. The England team is on a tour of India these days, with a series of four Tests, five T20 Internationals and three One Day Internationals to be played between the two teams. Meanwhile, women’s cricket can also return to India soon. The South Africa women’s team could tour India for the limited-over series next month. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is expected to confirm the visit soon.
Five ODIs and three T20 matches will be played between the Indian women and the South Africa team. However, the date and venue of the tour is still under discussion. This will be the first international series of Indian women’s team after last year’s T20 World Cup. Given the quarantine period due to corona, the visit may last upwards of a month. In view of the Bio Secure Environment, the BCCI is considering organizing matches at a lower venue. It is also likely that all the matches are held in the same city.
A BCCI source said that the discussion about the series is going on and an announcement could be made soon. Board Cricket is in discussion with South Africa and the dates of the series will be announced soon. The South Africa Cricket Board, however, has not confirmed the series yet. The South African team is currently playing a home series with Pakistan which will end on February 3. Meanwhile, the BCCI may soon issue an advertisement for the recruitment of the support staff of the women’s team. WV Raman is currently the head coach of the team and Narendra Hirwani is the bowling coach of the team. All support staff contracts expired last month and the recruitment process can be started soon.