2022 Commonwealth Games to include Women's T20 Cricket
The 2022 Commonwealth Games will take place in England from July 27 to August 7.
On Tuesday, the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) had announced that the women's T20 Cricket has been confirmed for inclusion at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
Eight teams will be competing across eight match days. The 2022 Commonwealth Games will take place in England from July 27 to August 7.
Manu Sawhney, the Chief Executive of the International Cricket Council (ICC), in a media statement had 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. 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."
Tom Harrison, ECB Chief Executive Officer, commented: "We are delighted that Women's T20 Cricket will be part of Birmingham 2022, an event that represents the biggest female and para-sport programme in Commonwealth Games history. Today's landmark announcement is another indication of the extremely bright future for women's cricket.
"Cricket's inclusion in an event with such a large global reach aligns perfectly with our plan to enable more women and girls to be inspired to get involved in cricket. We would like to thank the teams at Birmingham 2022, the Commonwealth Games Foundation and the International Cricket Council for their support in sharing this vision for one of the world's biggest team sports."
"Today is a historic day and we are delighted to welcome the sport of cricket back to the Commonwealth Games," said Commonwealth Games Federation president Dame Louise Martin.