Women T20 cricket included in Commonwealth Games

Women T20 cricket included in Commonwealth Games

ISLAMABAD - Following a joint bid by the International Cricket Council (ICC) and the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) on Tuesday announced that women’s T20 Cricket has been confirmed for inclusion at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Describing the decision as "historic" for women's cricket, 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. 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."

Sawhney further said that the move will provide another chance for women cricketers to showcase their talent at global stage and accelarate the growth of the game.