Pakistan’s Women Cricket Team Qualifies for Birmingham Commonwealth Games
On Monday, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) congratulated the Pakistani Women’s cricket team on qualifying for the Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022. Pakistan’s women team is the eighth team that has qualified for the 2022 event which would be held in Birmingham. Pakistan’s Women Cricket Team Qualifies for Birmingham Commonwealth Games. This event will start on 28 July 2022.
The other qualifying teams along with Pakistan are Australia, India, New Zealand, West Indies, South Africa, and England. This is the first time a women’s cricket event has been added to commonwealth games. England being the host country, as a result, qualified automatically while Pakistan qualified directly for the event. The other teams progressed as well per their T20I rankings.
Pakistan women’s cricket team previously featured in two Asian Games, winning gold in Guangzhou, China, in 2010 and in Incheon, South Korea, in 2014.
PCB Chief Executive Wasim Khan said:
“The Commonwealth Games provide Pakistan women’s cricketers with the opportunity to play against the best, in front of a global audience.”
Pakistani All-rounder Nida Dar said:
“I am super excited about this opportunity. We play this great game to represent our country at the highest platform and in women’s cricket, there is no bigger stage than the multi-sport Commonwealth Games in which we can show our prowess and talent.
This debut of the women’s cricket teams at the Commonwealth Games 2022 will be a historic moment for women around the world. The 2022 Commonwealth Games are expected to attract over 4,500 from 72 nations.
The 2022 Commonwealth Games, officially known as the XXII Commonwealth Games and commonly known as Birmingham 2022, is an international multi-sport event.
The Games are expected to take place between 28 July and 8 August 2022. The city was announced as the host by the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) at a press conference in Birmingham in December 2017.