Women’s Cricket added in CWG and Olympics
A historical decision was taken last night by the officials to add Women’s T-20 Cricket to Olympics in 2028 and Commonwealth Games in 2022 which are going to held in Birmingham. It was a collective decision by 71 Games association to include the Women’s T-20 cricket in the multisport and multi-nation event.
Till now reports say that there will be 8 teams that will be playing at Edgbaston in Commonwealth Game in 2022. Cricket, only the second time is added in Commonwealth Games. It was played for the first time way back in 1998 in Kuala Lampur where South Africa won the competition.
CEO of ICC, Manu Sawhney says that Women’s cricket is going to the next level and the world is recognising the emergency to promote Women’s Cricket for their benefits. It’s an honour for Cricket fraternity that now Cricket will also be featured in Commonwealth Games.
T-20 format for the mega event is an excellent option as more teams can participate and we can get faster results. T-20 format operates in a lightning-fast speed which gives immense pleasure to the public that comes to watch the game and we can get the results faster too. So T-20 cricket is the best fit for the mega event in Birmingham.
With one good news comes another, after the inclusion of Women’s cricket in Commonwealth games Olympics Federations has put their hands up and also confirmed that Women’s cricket will also be played in Olympics in 2028 at Los Angeles. Mike Gatting MCC Chairman confirmed that they are trying their level best to take cricket to the Olympic Games.
It is a great initiative by the officials to take the Women’s Cricket in Olympics and Commonwealth Games with this commitment we can take Women Cricket at another level. Women Cricket needs a greater push to get due recognition which they are not getting in the world at the moment.