West Indies Women will host England Women and New Zealand Women for a Twenty20 International tri-series in October in Barbados.
West Indies will play New Zealand in three One-Day Internationals in Jamaica while England will stay on following the tri-series to also play three ODIs in Trinidad and Tobago.
New Zealand Cricket (NZC) have given one-year professional contracts to Suzie Bates, Sophie Devine, Sian Ruck and Sara McGlashan as the first women to earn such deals.
The contracts are part of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between NZC and the New Zealand Cricket Players' Association (NZCPA) and will allow the players to train full-time.
There was international cricket action in both the women's cricket and associate cricket arenas over the past week. Namibia beat the Netherlands in the ICC Intercontinental Cup in Windhoek, while India Women completed a six-nil clean sweep of Bangladesh Women by winning the three One-Day Internationals in Ahmedabad.
India Women completed a 3-0 One-Day International series clean sweep over Bangladesh Women with a 58-run victory in the final match in Ahmedabad.
Rumana Ahmed returned figures four for 20 as India were bowled out for 154 before Bangladesh were dismissed for 96 in reply, Poonam Yadav taking three for 15.
The Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) and the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have named a squad of 12 MCC Women's Young Cricketers for the 2013 season.
The squad includes England-capped players Tamsin Beaumont, Amy Jones, Sarah Taylor and Danielle Wyatt and eight players from the England Academy.
Stand-in India Women captain Harmanpreet Kaur's second ODI century gave her side an unassailable two-nil lead in the three-match series against Bangladesh Women. Kaur hit 103 off only 100 balls and added 109 with Poonam Raut for the third-wicket as India posted an impressive 256 for six from their 50 overs to win the second match in Ahmedabad.
New Zealand have named a squad of 26 women ahead of a busy 2013-14 season which includes home and away series against the West Indies and the ICC Women's World Twenty20 in Bangladesh.
The team travels to the West Indies in October and before that will take part in a number of training camps, the first of which will be in May.
With the start of the latest edition of the Indian Premier League, there has been only women's international cricket action over the past week. The three-match Twenty20 series in Vadodara between India Women and Bangladesh Women was unsurprisingly won by India.
Harmanpreet Kaur's unbeaten half-century led India Women to a five-wicket win over Bangladesh Women with four balls remaining in the first One-Day International in Ahmedabad.
Kaur, leading the side, was not out on 63 as India successfully overhauled Bangladesh's score of 194 for nine at the beginning of the final over.
India Women wrapped up a 3-0 win in their Twenty20 International series against Bangladesh Women in Vadodara with a brace of wins in the final two matches.
They won the second game by seven wickets with two overs to spare and the final match by 10 runs in a tighter game.
Australian all-rounder Ellyse Perry has suffered a setback following ankle surgery after an infection necessitated a second minor operation.
She was operated on in March to remove bone spurs which contributed to a stress fracture and the subsequent infection has added another two to three weeks to her rehabilitation.
India Women fell one run short of equalling their national record score before beating Bangladesh Women by 49 runs in the first Twenty20 International in Vadodara.
Their score of 143 for three was more than enough as they held Bangladesh to 94 for seven in their 20 overs.
Harmanpreet Kaur has been named as captain of the India Women team and will lead the side in their upcoming series against Bangladesh Women.
Kaur replaces Mithali Raj, who had skippered India during the 2013 World Cup, and she will have Poonam Raut as her vice-captain.
England Women will take on Pakistan Women in two One-Day Internationals and two Twenty20 Internationals from 1st to 5th July in a set of additional international fixtures.
Louth will host its first One-Day International before the remaining three matches, the Twenty20s on the same day, will be played at Loughborough University.
Bangladesh Women will tour India in April where they will play three Twenty20 Internationals and three One-Day Internationals in Baroda and Ahmedabad.
Following their performance in the qualification event for the 2013 World Cup, Bangladesh gained eligiblity to play full internationals and this is their first tour since being elevated to that status.
West Indian Deandra Dottin is a player who has made herself synonymous with power hitting and big sixes, and her runs helped her side reach the final of the Women's World Cup for the first time in February.
They were comprehensively beaten by Australia, but Dottin then played important knocks during One-Day and Twenty20 International series wins in Sri Lanka. Now, she is hoping to add more consistency to her game to become an even better player.