In a big update, the schedule for the women’s T20 cricket competition at the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth has now been declared. The event will commence from July 29 to August 7 at Edgbaston. The same was confirmed by the organisers on Tuesday. While the group-stage fixtures of the eight-team event will take place till August 4, the semifinals are scheduled for August 6. In addition, the final as well as the playoff for the bronze medal will take place on August 7.
Notably, Birmingham 2022 will not only see T20 Cricket make its Commonwealth Games debut but this will also be the first appearance for the women’s game in the coveted competition. The sport has been a part of Commonwealth Games before with a men’s 50-over competition held at Kuala Lumpur in 1998. It was South Africa who had bagged the gold medal on that occasion.
The summer of 2022 is set for a spectacular home Games: Birmingham 2022
“With 11 days of swimming and diving, 8 days of cricket, 8 days of gymnastics and 7 days of athletics, including the marathon, the summer of 2022 is set for a spectacular home Games," the official website of 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games said.
“The Birmingham 2022 competition schedule features more medal events for women than men for the first time in Commonwealth Games history, as well as a fully integrated para-sport programme,” it added.
It should be outlined that Australia, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, hosts England, and a nation from the Caribbean have all qualified for the event. While England made it by virtue of being hosts, the other nations to qualify were determined based on the T20I rankings on April 1, 2021.