India women tour in AS delayed by two days
By Sangeeta Viswas
on Sun Aug 29 2021
The first match of the India women tour in Australia was delayed by two days – from 19 September to 21 September – and the full series of three ODIs. One day-night Test, and three T20Is will now be played at Mackay. Carrara in Queensland due to the COVID-19-enforced lockdown.
The first ODI, which would close the exchanges, was scheduled for the North Sydney Oval but is now being played at Mackay. where the second and final ODI – Originally scheduled for Melbourne’s Junction Oval.
In the original schedule, North Sydney Oval and Junction Oval were the venues chosen in addition to Perth’s WACA Stadium (for the one-off Test). But the lockdown around Australia has changed again, and there has been no official announcement of the purpose.
ESPNcricinfo understands that the standalone pink-ball Test. The original dates – September 30 to October 3 – will now be played at the Metricon Stadium in Carrara, Gold Coast. The tour will host a three-match T20I-series, originally scheduled for Sydney.
However, all this is pending final support from the State Government of Queensland upon arrival in India. The crew is flying this afternoon and will arrive in Brisbane via Dubai. After which they will serve a difficult 14-day quarantine that ends on 13 September.
After the quarantine, the Indians will play a rehearsal match in Brisbane on 18 September. The BCCI is understood to have asked for rehearsal games after the completion of the quarantine and several more training sessions. Earlier this year in the UK, when there were no Tour games, that clouded the team’s preparations.
India’s tour party comprises a total of 22 players and support staff and two members of the selection panel – N. David, chief selector, and V Kalpana.
Brisbane also hosted a limited-overs series between Australia and NZ at the start of the previous season. But Allan Border Field.
Which hosts most of the Indian women’s matches in the state, as a result, is the venue for the tournament. Ready to host its first WBBL fixture of the season has been identified as an alternate venue.
Australian players who are not from Queensland are expected to arrive next week, with Melbourne and Sydney needing to be quarantined.
Australia’s vice-captain Rachel Haynes told Reporters earlier this month: “The reality is that New South Wales players are probably very aware that we will have to go through quarantine to leave the state.”
“Exactly what it looked like, whether it was a difficult hotel quarantine or maybe when we quarantined in Brisbane and we were able to train some strength…”