8/13/2019 8:17:22 PM (GMT+3)

Women’s T20 cricket included in 2022 Commonwealth Games

Women’s T20 cricket included in 2022 Commonwealth Games

DUBAI: The inclusion of Women’s T20 within the Commonwealth Games (CWG) continues the ICC’s commitment to support the global growth of the women’s game and reach new markets.

“This is a truly historic moment for women’s cricket,” said Manu Sawhney, Chief Executive of ICC said on its website. “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.”

Eight teams will compete across eight match days, as cricket returns to the CWG for the first time since 1998 when South Africa won gold in a men’s 50-over format competition in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

“Fast and exciting, the T20 format is the perfect fit for the CWG and offers another chance to showcase women’s cricket on the global stage as part of our ambitious plans to accelerate its growth,” he added.

All matches will be played at the iconic Edgbaston cricket ground.

“We’re delighted that Women’s T20 Cricket will be part of Birmingham 2022, an event that represents the biggest female and para sport programme in CWG history,” said ECB Chief Executive Officer Tom Harrison.