The British brought cricket to India in the early 1700s, with the first cricket match played in 1721.
 The first Indian cricket club was established by the Parsi community in Bombay, in 1848; the club played their first match against the Europeans in 1877.
 The first official Indian cricket team was formed in 1911 and toured England, where they played English county teams.
India team made their
Test debut against
England in 1932.
 Around the same time (1934), the first women's Test was played between
 However, women's cricket arrived in India much later; the Women's Cricket Association of India was formed in 1973.
 The Indian women's team played their first Test match in 1976, against the
 India recorded its first-ever Test win in November 1978 against West Indies under
Shantha Rangaswamy's captaincy at the Moin-ul-Haq Stadium in Patna.
Indian Batswoman at Cricket Worlds Cup 2010
As part of the
International Cricket Council's initiative to develop women's cricket, the Women's Cricket Association of India was merged with the
Board of Control for Cricket in India in 2006.