While playing against Australia in Queensland's Carrara, Smriti Mandhana became the first Indian woman to hit a century in a pink-ball women's cricket Test on October 1. Mandhana took 170 balls to score the Test century. Madhana said, ''I just don't look at the scorecard...I didn't really plan anything.'' Reportedly, she kept a pink ball in her kit bag for three months to make herself familiar with it.
Courtesy: Zee news
BCCI secretary Jay Shah on May 20 announced that the Indian women’s cricket team will play its maiden pink-ball Test later this year against Australia. Sharing the news on Twitter, Shah cited the move as a part of the BCCI’s "commitment towards women’s cricket”. Notably, India’s maiden pink-ball Test against Australia will be the second such game to be played in the women’s cricket history.
Courtesy: The Hindustan Times
The International Cricket Council has approved the Motera stadium pitch giving it an 'average' rating. Reportedly, the pitch drew controversy after the recently concluded India-England pink-ball test that was completed in two days. As per ICC's updated ‘Rules and Regulations' page, the pitch was accorded ‘Good' for the fifth test and ‘Very Good’ for the first T20I. Reportedly, the ICC imposes sanctions on venues having substandard pitches or… read-more
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BCCI president Sourav Ganguly has denied speculations that England's tour to India will get shifted to the UAE. He announced that the board is "determined" to host the world champions and are examining ways to host them. Reportedly, three venues are in the list for conducting the test-matches and Ahmedabad is expected to conduct the day-night test. The tour will start from January for five tests and a limited-over series.
Courtesy: Deccan Herald