ICC to propose women’s cricket for 2022 Commonwealth Games

By iSportconnect | July 4, 2016

The International Cricket Council Board has decided to submit an application for a women’s cricket event to be included in the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Durban.

The ICC will now work closely with the Commonwealth Games Federation in order to ensure cricket’s inclusion on the program and to determine the specific tournament structure and qualification process that will be applied.

ICC Chairman Shashank Manohar said: “The Board has taken a strategic decision to support the inclusion of women’s cricket in the 2022 Commonwealth Games as it will enhance the profile of the sport and create additional exposure and experiences for female cricketers, as well as opportunities to engage with the Commonwealth Games on important social justice issues and initiatives.”

There will be further discussions on cricket’s potential participation in the Olympic Games following further meetings with the International Olympic Committee later in the year.

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