MCC welcomes the decision by the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) to include women’s T20 cricket at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham in 2022.
In March, MCC World Cricket committee expressed unanimous backing for the inclusion of women’s cricket in the 2022 Commonwealth Games, and reiterated their calls at the most recent meeting, which took place at Lord’s Cricket Ground yesterday.
MCC Chief Executive & Secretary Guy Lavender said:
“It is fantastic news that women’s cricket has been included in the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, an action MCC World Cricket committee enthusiastically supported at its two recent meetings.
“Increased visibility can only help to promote inclusion and keep the game developing"
“Including women’s cricket at this global multi-sport event, which attracts such a huge audience worldwide, will be a real step forward in giving the women’s game the increased profile and recognition it deserves.
“Increased visibility can only help to promote inclusion and keep the game developing, by encouraging more women and girls to embrace the sport and become passionate players and supporters.”