West Indies women on Tuesday confirmed a limited overs tour of England in September. Both the teams will engage in a five-match T20I series, marking the return of women’s cricket after the T20 World Cup in March.
Earlier, the ECB had announced of holding conducting a women’s cricket series in the ongoing summer as one of the top priorities. ECB had proposed India and South Africa for the series but both the nations refused for a series.
Later, Ireland also offered to tour for the series but then West Indies series got a green signal. The series will begin from September 21 and all the matches will take place inside the bio-secure bubble.
“It has been critical to us that our efforts to deliver biosecure standards and support visiting opponents have been equal to those that have so successfully delivered in the England men’s series,” ECB chief Tom Harrison said.
Even Cricket West Indies chief Johnny Grave expressed his happiness on the return of Women’s cricket after the Women’s T20 World Cup.
“We are delighted to be able to confirm this tour and re-start our women’s programme,” Johhny Grave said.
The men’s team have already marked their return in the International cricket after they toured England for a three-match Test series.
“We are very proud to have restarted men’s international cricket with the ECB and it’s great that we can now bring back women’s international cricket too.” Grave added.