The fact cannot be ignored that the Indian women’s cricket doesn’t get that much attention as that of men’s fetch from the audience, however, this is also true that the process of uplifting the status of their game in India is in full throttle. BCCI president Sourav Ganguly is himself keeping an eye on the developments to ensure that the cricket governing body does the best possible for the women’s cricket in the nation. While there are improvements, the women’s game undoubtedly need a lot more attention and support.
In one of the biggest boosts to the Indian women’s cricket, BCCI secretary Jay Shah has announced that the side will be playing their maiden day-night Test match later in the year. The Indian players will be up against Australia women Down Under for the historic game. The news was shared by Jay Shah on social media on Thursday.
Taking forward our commitment towards women’s cricket, I am extremely pleased to announce that Team India @BCCIwomen will play in their first-ever pink ball day-night Test later this year in Australia.
— Jay Shah (@JayShah) May 20, 2021
India women play one-off Test against England in June
Mithali Raj and company are slated to face England women in one Test match in UK. The game will be played between June 16 and June 19 at the County Ground, Bristol. It is worth noting that the women’s team will be playing a Test match after 7 years.
After the Test match gets over, the two sides will play against each other in the series of 3 ODIs which will be followed by as many T20I matches. The women’s team have already reached Mumbai, from where they would be taking a flight to the UK along with the men’s national team, who will play the World Test Championship final and then the five-match Test series against England.
BCCI announces central contracts for women players
BCCI on Wednesday released the annual players contracts for the senior women. While the Grade A, that gives every member 50 lakh, included Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana and Poonam Yadav, the likes of Mithali Raj, Jhulan Goswami and Shafali Verma had their names in Grade B, that provides each member a sum of 30 lakh.
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