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10:04 PM, June 20, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 10:07 PM, June 20, 2019

ICC and ECB welcome Commonwealth Games nomination

The International Cricket Council (ICC) and England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) welcomed the decision by the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) to nominate women’s cricket for inclusion at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham in 2022.

The decision that follows a comprehensive bidding process, needs to be ratified by CGF members.

The application for inclusion of women’s cricket for Birmingham 2022 is part of the global ambition for cricket to inspire and empower women and girls around the world and to drive greater levels of inclusivity and opportunity throughout the sport.

ICC Chief Executive Manu Sawhney said that this decision will inspire young girls all around the world to be a part of this beautiful sport.

“We are absolutely delighted that women’s cricket has been nominated for inclusion in Birmingham 2022. I’d like to thank everyone at the CGF and Birmingham 2022 for the nomination and it would be a real honour to become part of the Commonwealth Games family,” said Manu.   

“We are committed to accelerating the growth of the women’s game and breaking down barriers and gender stereotypes along the way. We share our ambition to deliver greater equality, fairness and opportunity in sport with the Commonwealth Games Federation.

“The platform of Birmingham 2022 will provide a springboard for women’s cricket and will inspire and engage young girls around the world to be part of this wonderful and inclusive sport.” added ICC Chief Executive.

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