Commonwealth Games 2022 to feature Women’s T20 Cricket
New Delhi: The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) today announced the decision to include Women’s T20 cricket, along with Beach Volleyball and Para Table Tennis, for the next Commonwealth Games to be held in United Kingdom’s Birmingham in 2022.
This is the first time since 1998 that cricket will be a part of the Commonwealth Games, albeit only as a women’s sport.
When the game was last included during the Kuala Lumpur games in 1998, it was a men’s event and South Africa clinched the gold medal, beating Australia in the final.
While the games in Kuala Lumpur were played in the 50-over format, Birmingham will see eight teams participating in the Twenty20 format of the game.
In the upcoming Commonwealth Games, the Women’s T20 Cricket will feature eight teams competing at Birmingham’s iconic Edgbaston Stadium.
The 2022 edition of the Commonwealth Games is scheduled to begin on 27th July 2022 and end on 7th August 2022.