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“Cricket’s inclusion in an event with such a large global reach aligns perfectly with our plan to enable more women and girls to be inspired to get involved in cricket,” England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) chief executive Tom Harrison said.
- Cricket Australia welcomed the announcement, saying the nation was “well-placed to aim for gold” as the reigning Twenty20 world champions, who will defend their crown on home soil next year.
- “Cricket has made amazing progress, and this is a fantastic opportunity for cricketers, with the sport making giant strides in recent years and this is a wonderful opportunity for the game’s talented female athletes to showcase their skills on the world stage,” Clark said.
- “It is the first time any major multi-sport competition has more medal events for women than men, and builds on the incredible growth of women’s sport,” Adams said.
- “These additions are also a fantastic opportunity to increase the profile of para sport, and to showcase the city of Birmingham to a global audience.”
- The next edition of the women’s Cricket World Cup will be held in New Zealand in 2021 and the country’s captain Amy Satterthwaite described the inclusion of the sport in the Birmingham program as “a huge boost”.