Cricket will come back to the CWG record for the first time since 1998 with the addition of women’s T20 for the 2022 edition in Birmingham, the Commonwealth Games Federation and the ICC stated on Tuesday.
Cricket has made just one presentation at the CWG previously, with men playing in 1998 in Kuala Lumpur, where South Africa ended on top of the podium.
The 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games will practice place from July 27 to August 7, and the cricket match will feature eight international teams. “Today is a memorable day, and we are fascinated to welcome the sport of cricket back to the Commonwealth Games,” said CGF President Dame Louise Martin.
“This is a memorable moment for women’s cricket and for the global cricket community, who were joined in their care of this bid,” read a report from Manu Sawhney, Chief Executive of the International Cricket Council. All eight competition days will be held at Edgbaston cricket ground, which played host to several relevant matches during the ICC men’s World Cup this summer, including England’s semi-final victory over Australia.
ICC said it was fascinated and honoured that the Commonwealth Games Associations voted to include women’s T20 Cricket at Birmingham Games. “We are pleased that women’s T20 Cricket will be part of Birmingham 2022, an event that represents the biggest female and para-sport performance in Commonwealth Games history.
Today’s landmark statement is another sign of the very bright prospect for women’s Cricket,” Tom Harrison, ECB Chief Executive Officer, stated.
The ICC & England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) had presented their bid to add women’s Cricket in CWG in Nov at the Executive Board conference of the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) in Birmingham.
The ICC will be held for the game terms and the organisation of Cricket, by way of providing match administrators and securing matches are presented as per the laws of the sport. The CGF and Birmingham 2022 will be liable for delivery of the CWG 2022.
“We believe the CGF policies to showcase the new sport of Women’s T20 Cricket and proceed to help improve the game globally,” she added.