Cricket Australia (CA) today confirmed that it will host for the first time a women’s A series when Australia takes on India in Queensland in December.
The two sides will play three One-Day Internationals in Brisbane starting on 12 December, before moving to the Gold Coast for three International Twenty20s.
The series follows Australia’s A tour to India last year and a confirmed tour to England in July that will run parallel to the Women’s Ashes.
Commenting on the importance of the tour Female High Performance Manager, Shawn Flegler said:
“Hosting the first A tour for our female cricketers is another important step in the evolution of the National Talent Pathway.
“A lot of work has gone into the women’s pathway and we’ve already seen numerous players come through the system and show they are capable to taking the next step to International level.
“We now have annual tours for our Australia Under 19 team, the Women’s National Performance Squad is in its third year and now being able to schedule regular Australia A tours, both at home and away is the icing on the cake.
“The additional experience and opportunities these tours present for these talented cricketers is crucial in ensuring that Australia has the depth and talent to maintain its position as one of the most dominant teams in the game.”
The team, coaching staff and venues for the tour will be confirmed closer to the date.
12 December: Australia A v India A, Brisbane
14 December: Australia A v India A, Brisbane
16 December: Australia A v India A, Brisbane
19 December: Australia A v India A, Gold Coast
21 December: Australia A v India A, Gold Coast
23 December: Australia A v India A, Gold Coast