The Barbados women’s cricket team will take part in the 2022 Commonwealth Games as a representative of the West Indies. It has been announced by the Cricket West Indies (CWI). The announcement comes after the CWI’s Board of Directors decided to postpone the T20 Blaze and the Women’s Super 50 Cup to the West Indies qualifier for the Commonwealth Games next year.
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“After postponing two tournaments, the Barbados women’s team is due to win the 2020 CWI T20 Blaze Tournament and the 2022 Commonwealth Games in accordance with Commonwealth Games Association tournament rules approved by the International Cricket Council (ICC),” the CWI said in a statement on Saturday. The West Indies will have a delegation at the Games. The 2022 Commonwealth Games will be held in Birmingham, England from July 28 to August 8, the first ever women’s cricket tournament.
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The CWI Board of Directors has taken the decision to postpone regional women’s tournaments after finalizing the ODI and T20I series dates between the West Indies and South Africa from August 31 to September 19. Cricket West Indies CEO Johnny Grave said in a statement, “It’s been a challenging time for us due to the corona epidemic and we have urged the decision to postpone the Women’s T20 Blaze and Women’s CG Insurance Super 50 Cup this year.”
“We congratulate and congratulate the Barbados women’s team for representing the West Indies at the 2022 Commonwealth Games,” he said. We know he will compete for a gold medal and the West Indies will once again be proud.