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The Cricket Control Board in India has said England women will play India in a single test match later in 2021; Sky Sports understands that the game is scheduled for this summer in England; game would be England’s first test since 2019 and India’s first since 2014

Last updated: 08/03/21 14:07 pm

Nat Sciver in action during England’s Women’s Test match against Australia in Taunton 2019

England Women is set to host India Women in a single test match in 2021, Sky Sports has understood.

BCCI General Secretary Jay Shah tweeted on International Women’s Day that India will face England in a red ball match later this year and Sky Sports understands it is expected to take place in England this summer, with a full schedule to be released in due course.

The match would mark England’s first test match since their draw with Australia at Taunton in 2019 as part of the Women’s Ashes.

India last played a test match over six years ago, beating South Africa by one set and 34 points in Mysore in November 2014.

England have recently cuddled in New Zealand, beating the White Ferns 2-1 in a one-day international series, then securing a 3-0 sweep in the T20 series.

The ICC also announced on Monday that the Women’s T20 and 50+ World Cups will be expanded.

From 2026 the T20 World Cup will increase from 10 to 12 teams and from 2029 the over 50 version will increase from eight to 10 teams.

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