From the last One decade, International cricket council tries to include cricket in commonwealth games(CG). Many of occasions, ICC failed to achieve this. However, finally, a piece of good news comes for a cricket fan, Women’s cricket included in 2022 commonwealth games. ICC also tries to include Men’s cricket in the Commonwealth games and maybe included in 2028 Los angles CG.
“There is still much to be done if cricket is to be included in the Olympics, with Los Angeles 2028 the earliest likely opportunity, and the ICC continuing to work internally to align cricket to pursue the sport’s Olympic ambitions,” a released statement read.
So cricket finally included in the CG games with the Women’s cricket.
“Fast and exciting, the T20 format is the perfect fit for the CG and offers another chance to showcase women’s cricket on the global stage as part of our ambitious plans to accelerate the growth of the game, while inspiring the next generation of cricketers… All the players who are lucky enough to compete at Birmingham 2022 will be part of a truly memorable experience,” said Manu Sawhney, Chief Executive of the ICC.
“Today is a historic day, and we are delighted to welcome the sport of cricket back to the Commonwealth Games,” Dame Louise Martin, president of the CWG Federation, said in a statement.
New Zealand Women cricket Amy Satterthwaite first exposes her feeling after the inclusion of women’s cricket in the Commonwealth games.
“To expose the ’women’s game to such a different global audience, and to be part of such a prestigious event such as the Commonwealth Games – ’it’s a massive boost at a time of real momentum ““Having the opportunity to play against countries we currently ’don’t usually compete with will be unique and only a good thing for the growth of the game,” Amy Satterthwaite said.