ISLAMABAD-The 2022 Commonwealth Video games, which is able to characteristic the reintroduction of cricket within the type of an eight-team ladies’s competitors, is about to begin precisely two years from at the moment in Birmingham.

The Commonwealth Video games would be the newest in a collection of main international sporting occasions in England in recent times, together with the London Olympics 2012, the ICC Girls’s World Cup 2017 and the ICC Males’s Cricket World Cup 2019. “Today marks exactly two years to go until the official opening ceremony for Birmingham 2022 and we’re on track with our plans to host a spectacular event which will not only put Birmingham and the West Midlands centre stage but will also be an integral part of the region’s recovery plan following the global pandemic, bringing jobs for local people and contracts for local businesses,” mentioned Ian Reid, chief government officer for Birmingham 2022, in an announcement on Tuesday as reported by ICC on its web site.

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Dame Louise Martin, president of the CWG Federation, mentioned preparations for the marquee occasion, which is able to characteristic 71 nations and territories in all, are coming alongside easily.

“Today marks two years to go to the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games,” she mentioned.

“It solely looks like yesterday that the Commonwealth Video games Federation awarded the town the fitting to stage the XXII version of the competitors, when in actuality, that announcement was again in December 2017!

“Birmingham and the West Midlands are making excellent progress towards staging a fantastic competition for athletes, fans and spectators, alike, across the Commonwealth.”

The staging of cricket at a world occasion is anticipated so as to add impetus to the burgeoning reputation of the ladies’s sport the world over. On the time of the announcement that cricket could be part of CWG 2022, ICC chief government Manu Sawhney had expressed pleasure concerning the potential for elevated visibility the occasion gives to ladies’s cricket.

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“Women’s cricket continues to go from strength to strength, and we are delighted and honoured the Commonwealth Games Associations voted to include Women’s T20 cricket at Birmingham 2022,” he mentioned.