The Commonwealth Games had confirmed only last year that there will be a cricket entry in the 2022 Commonwealth Games.
Women’s cricket has been entered in the Commonwealth to be held in England and matches will be played in T20 format.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) and Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) have now revealed the qualification process for the eight teams.
Let’s know how the teams will qualify for the Commonwealth.
Eight teams will qualify in this way
The cricket team of eight countries will take part in the Commonwealth, in which England have got direct entry as hosts.
Apart from England, on April 01, 2021, the top-6 teams in the T20 rankings will also get direct entry into the Commonwealth.
The eighth team will be decided through the Commonwealth Qualifiers, which will be announced later next year.
Eight teams are to be played at Edgbaston.
Women’s cricket will be part of the Commonwealth for the first time
This will be the first time that women’s cricket will get a chance to participate in the Commonwealth. With this, the presence of cricket will be recorded in the Commonwealth for the second time after men’s cricket in 1998.
This big opportunity for the global spread of women’s cricket – ICC Chief Executive
ICC Chief Executive Manu Shawnee said, “Cricket is a big opportunity for us in the Commonwealth to promote women’s cricket globally. We are committed to maintaining the success we have achieved over the years.”
Shawnee has also thanked him for the help made by the Commonwealth Games Federation for the entry of cricket.
The President of CGF has also expressed his eagerness about it.
Women’s cricket is continuously achieving success
In the last few years, women’s cricket has achieved steady success. The Women’s T20 World Cup played in Australia earlier this year was quite a success.
More than 88,000 spectators reached the ground in its final, which was a major achievement for women’s cricket.
From bilateral series to global events, women’s cricket has started attracting viewers and is continuously increasing.