The Board of Control for Cricket in India secretary Jay Shah announced on Sunday that the women’s cricket team will play Test cricket again after seven years.
The last time India played Test cricket was in 2014 when they played one match in England and then one at home against South Africa.
“On the occasion of #InternationalWomensDay, I’m pleased to announce that #TeamIndia @BCCIWomen will play a one-off Test match against @ECB_cricket later this year. The women in blue will be donning the whites again,” Shah tweeted on Monday.
According to ESPNCricinfo, the match is set to take place when India tour England in the summer.
The women’s team returned to international action after a gap of one year when they took on South Africa in the first of ODIs on Sunday in Lucknow.
Test cricket in the women’s game has been played in recent times only between England and Australia as a part of an all-format Ashes series.
India's last year of Test cricket
|India in England Test Match||Aug 2014||Wormsley||India||1-0 (1)|
|South Africa in India Test Match||Nov 2014||Mysore||India||1-0 (1)|
The last five women's Tests
|ENG||draw||-||v AUS||Taunton||18 Jul 2019|
|AUS||draw||-||v ENG||Sydney||9 Nov 2017|
|ENG||lost||161 runs||v AUS||Canterbury||11 Aug 2015|
|IND||won||inns & 34 runs||v SA||Mysore||16 Nov 2014|
|ENG||lost||6 wickets||v IND||Wormsley||13 Aug 2014|