India have named injured pair Harmanpreet Kaur and Rajeshwari Gayakwad in a 22-player squad for their upcoming tour of Australia, with an announcement expected shortly regarding changes to the seven-match schedule.
The tour, details of which were announced in May, is currently scheduled to begin with an ODI at North Sydney Oval on September 19 before matches in Melbourne and Perth.
But the ongoing COVID-19 lockdowns in Sydney and Melbourne as well as state border closures make that unlikely.
The tour will feature three ODIs, one Test and three T20Is, with the one-off Test at the WACA Ground further complicating matters given Western Australia’s hardline stance on border controls.
Cricket Australia is currently speaking with government authorities about how, where and when the seven games can be played.
In a statement last week, CA said: “Due to the current COVID challenges, Cricket…