Players’ reactions on the inclusion of women’s cricket in commonwealth games

The Commonwealth Games Federation yesterday confirmed the inclusion of women’s T20 cricket in the 2022 Commonwealth Games to be held in Birmingham, England. A total of eight teams will compete in the women’s T20 cricket event and all the matches will be played at the Edgbaston cricket ground.

Here’s how the cricket fraternity reacted to this historic day:

White Ferns captain Amy Satterthwaite said, “To expose the women’s game to such a different global audience, and to be part of such a prestigious event such as the Commonwealth Games – it’s a huge boost at a time of real momentum.”

England’s all-rounder Natalie Sciver said, “We are incredibly excited that Women’s T20 Cricket will be included in the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. It’s an honour for cricket to be involved in an event that is committed to championing female and para-sport.”

White Ferns player Suzie Bates tweeted, “What a day!! Exciting and groundbreaking domestic and international women’s contracts in New Zealand and T/20 women’s cricket at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games in 2022. Inspiring the next generation of female cricketers.”

White Ferns cricketer Sophie Devine tweeted, “Huge day for women’s cricket not only in NZ but the world! New MoU for the New Zealand Women’s Cricket team and confirmation that women’s T20 cricket will be at Birmingham.

England’s Laura Marsh tweeted – “Exciting times ahead! Cricket at the Commonwealth Games!”