The Guardian – Women’s T20 cricket is strongly in the running to be admitted as a new sport to the schedule at the Commonwealth Games at Birmingham in 2022.
- Women’s T20 cricket is strongly in the running to be admitted as a new sport to the schedule at the Commonwealth Games at Birmingham in 2022.
- A joint bid between the International Cricket Council and England and Wales Cricket Board was submitted last week before a vital presentation to the organising committee of the event next Monday.
- Sports that are seeking admission alongside women’s cricket are archery, shooting, para-table tennis and volleyball but they will not be competing for a fixed number of spots – the organising committee can give the green light to any contender that meets its criteria.
- Cricket has once before featured in the Commonwealth Games, at Kuala Lumpur in 1998.
- As Connor explains, one strength of the current pitch is that it is a women’s competition, as only 40% of Commonwealth Games athletes are currently female.