Before the possible inclusion of cricket in the 2028 Olympics, scheduled to take place in Los Angeles, the women’s game got a shot in the arm with cricket included in the upcoming 2022 Commonwealth Games to be hosted by Birmingham, UK.
Cricket will be component of the Commonwealth Games for the first time since 1998, albeit only as a women’s sport.
During the 1998 Kuala Lumpur games, when the sport was last included, it was a men’s event and South Africa clinched the gold medal, beating Australia in the final. While the games were played in the 50-over format in Kuala Lumpur, eight teams in the game’s Twenty20 format will be seen by Birmingham.
The Commonwealth Games ‘ 2022 edition will run from July 27, 2022 to August 7, and all matches will be played at the Warwickshire Cricket Club’s home, Edgbaston Cricket Ground.