ICC Bids for Inclusion of Women’s T20 Cricket In 2022 CWG
The International Cricket Council (ICC) last fortnight submitted a bid to include the women’s T20 cricket in the Commonwealth Games 2022 which will take place in Birmingham. According to ICC, “The bid has been made in partnership with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), will see one of the world’s fastest growing women’s team sports apply to become part of the Commonwealth Games family. The sport had earlier made only one appearance at the Games back in 1998. The matches during the 1998 Commonwealth Games were played in the 50-over format and had List A status.
“The application for inclusion of women’s cricket for Birmingham 2022 is part of the global strategy for cricket to inspire and empower women and girls around the world and to drive greater levels of inclusivity and opportunity throughout the sport,” ICC said in the statement.