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ICC and ECB welcome Commonwealth Games’s decision on bid to include women’s cricket in 2022

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Women’s T20 cricket is set to be one of the three new events to be included for the Birmingham Commonwealth Games.
'The International Cricket Council and England and Wales Cricket Board, who had submitted the initial bid, welcomed the decision to including women’s cricket as one of the events at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games in 2022. Women’s T20 cricket is set to be part of the Birmingham Commonwealth Games as the CGF on Thursday nominated its inclusion in the 2022 edition. The nomination was made at the Executive Board meeting of the Commonwealth Games Federation in Birmingham. The bid was submitted in November by the ICC, in partnership with the ECB. Cricket has made just one appearance at the CWG previously, with men playing in 1998 in Kuala Lumpur, an event where South Africa stood on top of the podium. “The application for inclusion of women’s cricket for Birmingham 2022 is part of the global ambition for cricket to inspire and empower women and girls around the world and to drive greater levels of inclusivity and opportunity throughout the sport,” an ICC statement said. The decision, however, will need to be ratified by CGF members. “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.. Read more'

Commonwealth Games: Women’s cricket could be a new event added for 2022, shooting set to miss out

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However, for the sports to be confirmed, the committee will need the approval of at least 51% of the Commonwealth Games Associations.
'In what could be a big boost for women’s T20 cricket, the event could be added to the Commonwealth Games set to be held at Birmingham in 2022. The organisers proposals for three new sports were given approval by the Commonwealth Games Federation’s Executive Board, stated a release on the site on on Thursday. The other two sports are beach volleyball and para table tennis. The move also means that shooting and archery are set to miss out next CWG, which will be a blow for India’s chances. The five sports involved in this process of selection were archery (Recurve), cricket, shooting, para table tennis and beach volleyball. However, for the sports to be confirmed, the committee will need the approval of at least 51% of the Commonwealth Games Associations, according to the CGF president Louise Martin. “Following a careful review, the CGF Executive Board agreed to recommend to our Commonwealth Games Associations that they approve the proposed sports joining the programme. “However, for the sports to be confirmed, we will need to receive a positive response from a minimum of 51% of the CGAs. We must respect this process and hope to make a positive announcement in late July or early August following the conclusion of the.. Read more'