On the occasion of International Women’s Day, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Secretary Jay Shah announced that India women’s team will play a one-off Test against England later this year. India and England had earlier played a one-off Test in 2014 where the Mithali Raj-led side emerged victorious by six wickets.
According to ESPNCricinfo, the match is set to take place when India tour England in the summer. The women’s team returned to international action after a gap of one year when they took on South Africa in the first of ODIs on Sunday in Lucknow.
“On the occasion of #InternationalWomensDay, I’m pleased to announce that #TeamIndia @BCCIWomen will play a one-off Test match against @ECB_cricket later this year. The women in blue will be donning the whites again,” Jay Shah tweeted.
The venue for the women’s match has not been finalised. The ECB, it is understood, is still working through the exact details of England’s schedule for their home season, having confirmed at the end of last year that South Africa and New Zealand’s women’s teams were due to tour for both ODI and T20I series. A full fixtures list will be announced in the coming weeks.