India to play Australia and West Indies later this year; three-team WT20C during IPL playoffs

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India is likely to play limited-over series against Australia, followed by West Indies at home after the England tour before going to New Zealand in January 2021, as per reports.

Some significant discussions seemed to be made regarding the future tours programme for the Indian team, Women's T20 Challenge and the appointment of the head coach and more in the BCCI apex council meeting today.

According to a report by Sportstar, after the scheduled tour of England in July 2021, India is likely to tour Australia in September-October, followed by a series against West Indies at home in November. India will be travelling to New Zealand before the World Cup for a limited-over series.

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The Indian team is likely to fly to England in 2022 July for the Birmingham Commonwealth Games. It also seems that the men's and women's teams are likely to be participating in the 2028 Olympics, as per a report by the Times of India.

Regarding the appointment of the support staff, the selection committee will decide and announce in the coming days. As far as the head coach position is concerned, the current Cricket Advisory Committee, headed by Madan Lal, will select a candidate and appoint soon.

It was also decided that the Women's T20 Challenge 2021 will have only three teams and will happen in May during the men's IPL playoffs. The women's U-19 age-group tournaments are likely to be held only in March 2022.