Dubai: The Commonwealth Video games Federation (CGF) on Tuesday introduced that ladies’s T20 cricket has been confirmed for inclusion on the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Video games following a joint bid by the Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) and the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).
The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Video games will happen in England from July 27 to August 7 and can see 4,500 athletes competing at throughout 18 sports activities.
Eight groups will compete throughout eight match days, as cricket returns to the Commonwealth Video games for the primary time since 1998, when South Africa gained Gold in a males’s 50-over format competitors in Kuala Lumpur. All eight matches shall be held on the Edgbaston cricket floor.
“Today is an historic day and we are delighted to welcome the sport of cricket back to the Commonwealth Games,” mentioned CGF President Dame Louise Martin.
“Cricket was final performed within the Video games at Kuala Lumpur in 1998 when the lads’s 50-overs-a-side competitors was gained by South Africa and featured icons of the game together with Jacques Kallis, Ricky Ponting and Sachin Tendulkar.
“We imagine the Commonwealth Video games shall be a improbable platform to showcase the thrilling sport of ladies’s T20 cricket and proceed to assist develop the sport globally,” she added.
In the meantime, ICC Chief Govt Manu Sawhney mentioned: “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.”
“Fast and exciting, the T20 format is the perfect fit for the Commonwealth Games and offers another chance to showcase women’s cricket on the global stage as part of our ambitious plans to accelerate the growth of the game, whilst inspiring the next generation of cricketers. All the players who are lucky enough to compete at Birmingham 2022 will be part of a truly memorable experience,” he added.