Women Ashes to Induce Standalone Season in New FTP

Women Ashes to Induce Standalone Season in New FTP

The women’s Ashes has a separate season from the men’s within the 1st edition of the women’s Future Tours Programme, with the new schedule to start when England visits Australia in 2024-25.

Elsewhere within the inaugural version of the women’s FTP, Australia can play their 1st Test against the Republic of South Africa and their 1st in India since 1984, each in 2023-24. They’ll conjointly face Bangladesh for the primary time in a very bilateral series when they tour there in early 2024.

The Men’s and women’s Ashes series have been competing within the same season since 2009, with the foremost recent being in 2021-22 when each England group toured Australia.

It implies that England’s ladies, who will host Australia in 2023 alongside the men’s Ashes, can tour down under twice in 3 years; however, afterward, the series can revert to its ancient spacing.

Peter Roach told that in the 2 Ashes series, crossing over one another, we tend to the thought that they were such vital events in their claim to separate them. He added that across the four years of the FTP, we have 2 Ashes series that may be a terrific result for us, so we thought it had been the correct time, and therefore the ECB is very substantiating of it.

This season Australia doesn’t host a test with Pakistan, the sole guests having competed with India and England in 2021-22. However, there’s one home Test in every future 3 seasons that are confirmed on the schedule released today.

 CA remains hopeful that another nation could have obsessed the test game in time to slot in the yet-to-be-confirmed 2026-27 season.

He aforementioned that the women’s game is evolving therefore quickly…but sitting here today, we’d like to assume that a January-February window may be a terrific chance for us to showcase the multi-format series; who are the opposite opponents aiming to be? Pakistan, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and West Indies, are all of these creating some nice strides with their women’s programs.

Roach added that the women’s FTP, which is made around ICC events and, therefore, the ODI Championship, had been an opportunity to formulate a way more ideal structure for the worldwide game than is feasible with the men.

As previously reported by ESPNcricinfo, there are windows left that are unofficial from CA’s purpose of reading for the Hundred (August), WBBL (October/November), and a WIPL (likely March) that is predicted to begin next year, though the Commonwealth Games in March 2026 – hosted in Victoria – shapes as a possible clash for the latter.

Roach aforementioned that there is an extremely sensible feeling amongst the countries that releasing these windows up, to play within the Hundred and therefore the WBBL and therefore the potential woman’s IPL, makes good sense as they’re very enticing propositions for our feminine athletes. 

Roach aforementioned that folks understand that we must always have the ability to be versatile to support this rapid climb of the women’s game which flexibility is presently obtainable to us, that within the men’s game may be a bit additional sophisticated.

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