The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) announced the inclusion of women's T20 cricket in the Commonwealth Games to be held in Birmingham, England in 2022. The Commonwealth Games to be held in Birmingham in 2022 will be held from 27 July to 7 August, in which around 45000 athletes will participate in 18 games.
All matches of the competition will be played at Edgbaston Cricket Ground in Birmingham. Eight women cricket teams will participate in it and it will be played for eight days. This is the first time since 1998 when cricket has been included in the Commonwealth Games. In the Commonwealth Games held in Kuala Lumpur in 1998, the South African men's team won the gold medal of this competition in the format of 50 overs.
CGF President Louis Martin said, "Today is a historic day and we welcome the return of cricket to the Commonwealth Games." He said, "Cricket was last played at the Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur in 1998, in which the South African men's team won the gold medal in the 50-over format. It included legends like Jacques Collis, Ricky Ponting and Sachin Tendulkar Were included. "
Martin said, "We believe the Commonwealth Games are the best platform to showcase women's T20 cricket in the best manner."