Girls’s cricket strains up for Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Video games debut on opening day
As per the official every day schedule printed by Birmingham 2022 on Friday, the Video games, the place cricket will make a reappearance for the primary time since 1998, will function a complete of 19 sports activities contested over 11 days, between July 29 and August 8. The final of the medal occasions within the ladies’s cricket match, one of many three new sports activities together with seaside volleyball and para desk tennis to be added to the programme, will likely be held on August 7.
Cricket, within the type of a 50-over males’s competitors, was final performed on the Video games throughout the 1998 version in Kuala Lumpur. Sixteen groups contested, with South Africa, that includes the likes of Shaun Pollock and Jacques Kallis, beating a robust Australia facet, boasting of the likes of Adam Gilchrist, Ricky Ponting and the Waugh brothers, within the remaining to clinch gold. The matches, nonetheless, had been solely accorded Record A, and never worldwide, standing.
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Except for the Commonwealth Video games, the ladies’s worldwide cricket calendar for 2022 will function an ODI World Cup in New Zealand, a T20 World Cup in South Africa, and the Ashes in Australia. Given the inaugural ladies’s Below-19 World Cup, scheduled for January subsequent 12 months in Bangladesh, can be prone to be postponed because of the Covid-19 pandemic, it stays to be seen if the ICC slot it in an already crammed 2022 calendar.
In a media launch printed in August final 12 months, the ICC described the addition of the ladies’s T20 competitors as a “actually historic second for ladies’s cricket and the worldwide cricket group.”
“Quick and thrilling, the T20 format is the proper match for the Commonwealth Video games and gives one other probability to showcase ladies’s cricket on the worldwide stage as a part of our formidable plans to speed up the expansion of the sport, while inspiring the following era of cricketers,” stated chief government Manu Sawhney