WALES: International Cricket Council (ICC) and the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) on Tuesday announced that women’s T20 Cricket has been confirmed for inclusion at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
Describing the decision as “historic” for women’s cricket, ICC chief executive Manu Sawhney said,”This is a truly historic moment for women’s cricket and for the global cricket community, who were united in their support of this bid. Women’s cricket continues to go from strength to strength, and we are delighted and honoured the Commonwealth Games Associations voted to include Women’s T20 cricket at Birmingham 2022.”
The inclusion of Women’s T20 within the Commonwealth Games continues the ICC’s commitment to support the global growth of the women’s game and reach new markets whilst getting more girls and women watching, playing and enjoying cricket.
Eight teams will compete across eight match days, as cricket returns to the Commonwealth Games for the first time since 1998, when South Africa won Gold in a men’s 50-over format competition in Kuala Lumpur.
The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games will take place in England from July 27 to August 7, 2022 and will see 4,500 athletes competing at across 18 sports.