Birmingham Common Wealth Games 2022: Women’s T20 fixtures announced by the Organizers

Birmingham Common Wealth games 2022

Common Wealth Games 2022: The dates for the Women’s T20 Competition in the Common Wealth Games 2022 have been announced by the organizers. It will be an eight-team competition which will be played from July 29 to August 7 at Edgbaston.

The group stage fixtures of the Common Wealth Competition will take place till August 4 while the semi-finals will take place on August 6. The playoffs & the final for third place (bronze medal) will happen on August 7.

 “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 Birmingham 2022 stated.

“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 program.”

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The major thing which makes the Birmingham Commonwealth Games historical is that it is the first time that Women’s Cricket will be played in the Commonwealth Games 2022. Also, it is the first instance when the T20 format of cricket will be played in the Commonwealth Games.

The countries that have qualified for the Commonwealth games are Australia, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, England, and the West Indies. Except for England, all the other nations are qualified on the basis of their T20I rankings as of April 1, 2021.

Cricket is the first sport to announce its qualifiers for the Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022. The ICC & Common Games Federation together had announced the names of the qualifiers for the event that got included in the prestigious competition for the first time since 1998.

The countries that will win the qualifying event which will be held on January 31, 2022, will be placed at the eighth spot in the tournament. The marquee event will include the participation of, 500 athletes from 72 nations and territories which will start from July 28 to August 8, 2022.

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