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2022 Commonwealth Games - Australia, India, Pakistan and others join hosts England for women’s T20 competition

2022 Commonwealth Games - Australia, India, Pakistan and others join hosts England for women’s T20 competition 

2022 Commonwealth Games - Australia, India, Pakistan and others join hosts England for women’s T20 competition

Australia, India, Pakistan and other teams will join hosts England as eight teams will participate in the Commonwealth Games 2022 played from July 28 to August 8. The other sides include New Zealand, South Africa and a country from Caribbean region were named as cricket returns for the second time in Commonwealth games. 

The seven countries have made it to the event as a result of their rankings in the ICC Women’s T20I Rankings on April 1. According to the release by the ICC, the winner of a designated Qualifying event will determine which country from the Caribbean region gets to participate as athletes will be representing their individual countries and not the West Indies as they would at ICC events.

The last participating team will be decided through a Qualifying tournament to be held by 31 January 2022, details of which will be announced in due course. The Commonwealth Games cricket tournament will be played at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground.

“We are incredibly proud and excited to be part of Birmingham 2022 and it is a fantastic opportunity for us to continue to grow the women’s game globally,” said ICC Acting Chief Executive Geoff Allardice.

“We are committed to maintaining the momentum that saw 86,174 fans packed into the Melbourne Cricket Ground for the final of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup last year and Birmingham 2022 gives us another global stage on which to showcase the women’s game.

“On behalf of the ICC and its Members, I thank the Commonwealth Games Federation for their support and look forward to seeing some superb cricket at Edgbaston.”

“The debut of women’s T20 cricket will be a historic moment for Commonwealth Sport and a wonderful showcase for women’s sport across the world,” said Commonwealth Games Federation President Dame Louise Martin. “Congratulations to the teams that have now booked their spot to compete at the iconic Edgbaston Stadium for what I am certain will be an unforgettable tournament.”

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