CGF Agrees To Include Women’s Cricket In Birmingham 2022
By Taruka Srivastav | June 21, 2019
Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) has decided to include women’s cricket at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham in 2022.
Apart from women’s cricket, beach volleyball and Para-table tennis are on the programme. All the three sports have been approved by the executive board of the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF).
ICC Chief Executive Manu Sawhney said: “We are absolutely delighted that women’s cricket has been nominated for inclusion in Birmingham 2022. I’d like to thank everyone at the CGF and Birmingham 2022 for the nomination and it would be a real honour to become part of the Commonwealth Games family.
“We are committed to accelerating the growth of the women’s game and breaking down barriers and gender stereotypes along the way. We share our ambition to deliver greater equality, fairness and opportunity in sport with the Commonwealth Games Federation. The platform of Birmingham 2022 will provide a springboard for women’s cricket and will inspire and engage young girls around the world to be part of this wonderful and inclusive sport.”
Ian Reid, chief executive of Birmingham 2022, said: “Our recommendation of adding women’s cricket, beach volleyball and Para-table tennis is the result of a thorough review and we believe these sports would help us to enhance the existing programme and reach new audiences, while showcasing the sports to our local community, spectators and fans across the world watching on TV.
“It’s also a selection that could help ensure that the 2022 Commonwealth Games will be the most inclusive in history, with a potential for the largest-ever Para-sports programme, and more female medallists than ever before, representing a great story not just for Birmingham 2022, but for women’s sport in general.”