Cricket Australia on Thursday agreed to play an away ODI series against India early next year, days after trying to backtrack from the commitment by stopping their top women players from competing in an ongoing mini T20 league in Jaipur.
The two boards seem to have resolved the differences with the CA releasing its entire summer schedule on Thursday.
“Cricket Australia will honour its commitment to tour India for three ODIs in mid-January, which had caused a reshuffle of the home international schedule and pushed back the Chappell-Hadlee series,” Cricket Australia confirmed the development on their official website while releasing their 2019-2020 itinerary.
Trying to backtrack
It was long decided that Australia will be coming to India for a 10-day tour next January as part of the FTP agreement between the two boards but Cricket Australia was trying to backtrack after pressure from its home broadcaster, who was peeved that the home series against New Zealand during peak Australian summer was affected.
It is understood that CA CEO Kevin Roberts and his Indian counterpart Rahul Johri have had discussions earlier this month.