LUCKNOW, Feb. 24 -- The last time Lucknow hosted an international women's cricket match was in December 2005 when India played England in a One-day International (ODI).

Over 15 years later, the women's series between India and South Africa, starting on March 7 at the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium here, is expected to bring smiles back on the faces of fans as they would get to see five ODIs and three Twenty20Is in 18 days.

As per the announcement of the Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association (UPCA) on Tuesday, the remaining ODIs will be on March 9, 12, 14 and 17. The Twenty20Is are scheduled on March 20, 21 and 24. The first two T20Is would be under lights.

The series will also mark the return of India to competitive cricket after...