Indian women’s Cricket team qualifies for T20 Commonwealth Games 2022.
India is among six teams that have qualified for the 2022 Commonwealth Games T20 women’s competition when cricket returns for the second time in the multi-sport event.
The six qualifiers who will join home team England in the eight-team T20 competition are Australia, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, and a West Indian country.
They have secured qualification as a result of their qualification in the ICC team classification on April 1.
“Based on the qualification process, the winner of a designated qualification event will determine which country in the Caribbean region will participate, as athletes will represent their individual countries and not the West Indies as they would at ICC events.
“The last participating team will be decided through a qualifying tournament to be held on January 31, 2022, the details of which will be announced in due course,” the International Cricket Council (ICC) said in a statement Monday.
Women’s cricket is featured at the Games for the first time in 22 editions and cricket only for the second time in history, the first time being an ODI men’s competition in Kuala Lumpur in 1998 when South Africa won.
— ICC (@ICC) April 26, 2021
The Commonwealth Games cricket tournament will be held at the iconic Edgbaston Stadium, with tickets going on sale later this year.
India captain Harmanpreet Kaur said: “It’s great to have a place confirmed for the Commonwealth Games. We are really looking forward to going, confident of doing well after reaching the final of the ICC T20 Women’s World Cup in Australia last year.
“It is an incredible opportunity for both the women’s game and cricket to make a mark at the prestigious Multidisciplinary Games and we look forward to coming back with lots of good memories.”
ICC Acting Executive Director Geoff Allardice added: “We are incredibly proud and excited to be a part of Birmingham 2022 and it is a fantastic opportunity for us to continue to grow women’s football globally.
“We are committed to maintaining the momentum that saw 86,174 fans flock to Melbourne Cricket Ground for the final of the ICC T20 Women’s World Cup last year and Birmingham 2022 provides us with another global stage to showcase the women’s game.”
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