On Tuesday, 13 August, The Commonwealth Games Federation announced that women’s T20 cricket has been confirmed for inclusion at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games following a joint bid by the International Cricket Council (ICC) and the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).
Women’s T20 Cricket has been confirmed for inclusion at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games ? pic.twitter.com/2rTfeZ0tKn— ICC (@ICC) August 13, 2019
“Today is an historic day and we are delighted to welcome the sport of cricket back to the Commonwealth Games,” said CGF President Dame Louise Martin.
“We believe the Commonwealth Games will be a fantastic platform to showcase the exciting sport of women’s T20 cricket and continue to help grow the game globally,” she added.
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.”
“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.