Cricket, the game that is mostly recognised by the men’s team. But, these days women’s team are roaring and getting their recognition well. Keeping this Women’s T20 cricket has been confirmed to be in Commonwealth Games at Birmingham in 2022 which will take place in England from 27th of July to 7th of August 2022. International Cricket Council (ICC) and The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced a joint proposal at the Commonwealth Federation on Tuesday.
According to the ANI, Manu Sawney, the chief executive of the International Cricket Council said that, “This is a truly historic moment for Women’s Cricket and for the global cricket community who were united in the support of this bid. Besides this, Sawney added that “Women’s Cricket continues to go from strength to strength and we are delighted and honoured that the Commonwealth Games Associaton voted to include Women’s T20 Cricket at Birmingham in 2022″.
ECB chief executive officer Tom Harrison has mentioned: “We are delighted that Women’s T20 Cricket will be part of Birmingham in 2022, an event that represents the biggest female and Para-sports programme in Commonwealth Games history”.
In this competition, eight teams will compete across eight match days; all the eight matches will be played at Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Birmingham. Matches will be played under ICC supervision and rules. ICC will be also responsible for providing match officials. The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) and Birmingham 2022 will be responsible for the delivery of the Commonwealth Games 2022.
This decision has been taken on a global platform to promote and reach the women’s game globally so that everyone will get to know that women are also into every game and to encourage and inspire women and girls to participate more and more in cricket.