Cricket will return to the Commonwealth Games to be held in Birmingham in 2022 for the first time since 1998 and women's T20 cricket has been included in these games according to the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) and the ICC. Before this, cricket became part of the Kuala Lumpur Commonwealth Games only once in 1998. There were men's teams who participated in ODIs and South Africa won the gold medal.
The Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022 will be held from 27 July to 7 August and eight international teams will participate in the cricket competition. CGF President Dame Lewis Martin said, "Today is a historic day and we welcome the return of the cricket game to the Commonwealth Games." International Cricket Council (ICC) Chief Executive Manu Sahni said in the statement, "This is a truly historic moment for women's cricket and the global cricket community who showed solidarity to support it." Eight matches of the tournament will be played at Edgbaston Cricket Ground. Some memorable matches of the recently concluded World Cup were played at this ground, including England's win over Australia in the semi-finals.
The ICC and ECB made a claim for inclusion of women's cricket in the Commonwealth Games at a meeting of the CGF Executive Board in Birmingham in November. The ICC will be responsible for properly organizing the competition. She will provide match officials and ensure that matches are played under the rules of cricket. Louise Martin said, "We believe that the Commonwealth Games will be a great platform to take the fascinating sports like women's cricket to the world and it will help the sport to grow globally."