ICC Bids for In­clu­sion of Women’s T20 Cricket In 2022 CWG

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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.

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