In order to broadcast all the games, Australia and England women’s tour of India for T20I tri-series has been rescheduled. The tournament was originally scheduled to get underway on March 22 and run till April 3. However, the timing has now been changed since BCCI’s broadcasting contract with Star Sports will end this month.
As such, two games have been rescheduled in April including the finals in such a way that the tournament ends on March 31.
Prior to the series, Australia will be playing three One-Day Internationals against India. The games will be held in Vadodara on March 12, 15 and 18. Following that, India, Australia and England will indulge in a T20 tri-series.
After that, India and England would play a three-match ODI series. The games will be played be held on April 6, 9 and 12 and will be telecast by the new media rights holder.
The Indian cricket board has invited bids for the media rights for the next five years from April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2023.
Last month, women’s captain Mithali Raj had expressed her disappointment after the team’s tour of South Africa was not televised.
“Now people back home are keen to watch on television, they want to know what the Indian women’s team is doing in South Africa,” Raj had said. “It is just unfortunate the ODIs weren’t televised but I am happy the T20s were televised and we have given a very good result.”
India in form:
The women in Blue enjoyed a fantastic tour of South Africa. India won the ODIs and T20Is by 2-1 and 3-1 respectively. With form on their side, the Indian women will be looking to deliver well in the upcoming games. Moreover, Mithali Raj & Co. had defeated both the opponents in last year’s World Cup and will be high on confidence.
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