The team will leave for Australia from Bengaluru on August 29 and undergo a 14-day quarantine upon arrival. Former India international Gargi Banerjee has been appointed as the manager of the India women’s cricket team for the tour of Australia.
It is believed that the squad may be allowed to train after being in strict quarantine for the first seven days. The team will play three ODIs – from September 1 to September – a one-day Test in Australia and three T20s. Although the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has not yet announced the squad, at least 30 players are currently in Bangalore for a camp.
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Players participating in The Hundred have been asked to report to Bangalore by August 22, after which they will have to stay in quarantine for six days before being allowed to fly with the team. Players and staff will be regularly checked before flying.
After the removal of Tripti Bhattacharya as the manager of the Indian team, the BCCI appointed Rajkubaradevi Gaikwad as the team manager for their tour of England. But now, Banerjee – who has played 12 Tests and 26 ODIs for India – has been given the responsibility. An eminent coach, Banerjee was previously the chairperson of the National Women’s Selection Committee. On Saturday, the Cricket Association of Bengal honored him for his new job.