The most effective issues to have occurred within the Commonwealth Video games 2022 version in Birmingham was the re-introduction of Girls’s Cricket and that too within the 20-over format. The sport had a terrific welcome from the followers within the stadium as Cricket wasn’t a part of the occasion since 1998 when South Africa managed to bag the gold medal within the Males’s 50 over format.
Notably, Australia bagged the gold medal this 12 months within the Commonwealth Video games 2022 whereas India and New Zealand received silver and bronze medals respectively. Girls’s cricket has grown in nice heights in current occasions, and it has been rewarded now with retention for the Commonwealth Video games 2026 version in Victoria from March 17-29.
‘Cannot wait for one more alternative to showcase the ladies’s sport’ – ICC Basic Supervisor
The Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) Basic Supervisor, Wasim Khan revealed his pleasure over Girls’s cricket being retained for Commonwealth Video games 2026 and termed it as a big landmark. He went on to say in regards to the long-term plans to get into Olympics and highlighted the rising reputation of ladies’s cricket with the group numbers. He added that this can be a terrific likelihood to showcase the ladies’s sport one more time to the followers throughout world.
“We’re delighted to know that ladies’s cricket can be a part of the Commonwealth Video games in Victoria. Will probably be one other important landmark for the game after its big success lately, together with Birmingham,” ICC normal supervisor, Wasim Khan was quoted as saying by the cricketer.com
“The continued progress and upward trajectory of each the ladies’s sport and T20 cricket suits completely with our long-term ambitions that embody being a part of the Olympic Video games.
“Girls’s cricket has witnessed a pointy upward curve with rising requirements and a quickly rising fan base. The sight of 86,174 followers in Melbourne for the ultimate of the ICC Girls’s T20 World Cup 2020 nonetheless lives robust in our reminiscences and so we simply cannot wait for one more alternative to showcase the ladies’s sport, this time in Victoria in 2026,” he added.