The pre-scheduled 8-match limited-over series between India and South Africa Women team is likely to start from March 7. A BCCI official said on Monday that the series of five T20Is and three ODIs is likely to be held in either Lucknow or Kanpur in a bio-secure bubble. Meanwhile, a 22-member Indian team has been selected for the contest.
According to the BCCI official, “Getting match ready will be a challenge for Indian players but the most important this thing that the series is finally happening. The players needed this badly.”
South African team may travel to India this week:
At the same time, the schedule of the series has not been announced yet, but Cricket South Africa (CSA) sources have confirmed that their team is preparing to travel to India this week.” According to a source, “The COVID tests have been done, the team is ready to leave anytime.”
Players need to undergo 6-day strict quarantine:
Both teams will undergo a six-day quarantine, which means they will have a week to train before the first match. The South Africa team has played recently, but India has not played since the T20 World Cup in March last year due to the coronavirus epidemic. After the final in Melbourne, Indian players took part in the exhibition Women’s T20 Challenge in Sharjah in November last year.
Both teams need to assemble two weeks before the first match:
This series will take place in a bio-secure bubble due to which the players of the team will have to assemble at least two weeks before the first match. It also includes six days of quarantine.