The Australian women’s one-day series against India has been postponed because of the Covid-19 virus.
Cricket Australia confirmed the move on Thursday, given India would have had to arrive next week to quarantine in time for the three matches.
Instead, the tour is now likely to be played next summer and also include Twenty20 matches as part of a bumper 2021-22 season.
Runners-up in the ODI and T20 World Cups, India will likely now tour at the start of next season before Australia’s multi-formatted Ashes series against England.
A one-day World Cup is also on the cards for that summer, with Australia likely to head to New Zealand in February 2022 as favourites.
“We had initially hoped to play India this summer, however, the impact of the global pandemic made it necessary to postpone until next season,” interim CA boss Nick Hockley said.
The Australian men’s Test team has been given the green light to complete their series with India this summer, despite the recent rise in case numbers. Two matches remain – the new year’s Test at the SCG and the finale at Brisbane’s Gabba.