After the huge success in the 2022 competition, Women’s Cricket will make a stunning comeback in the 2026 Commonwealth Games.
The 2026 Commonwealth Games will be held in Australia which will host twenty different sports in the 23rd edition of the big event.
The Commonwealth Games Federation and Commonwealth Games Australia confirmed their program for the multi-sport event, with golf, BMX and Coastal Rowing making their debuts.
Talking about cricket, it was reintroduced in the Commonwealth Games 2022 edition after a 1998 Kuala Lampur edition. This was just for the men, however, in the 2022 edition, eight women’s teams competed in the T20I competition.
ICC General Manager, Wasim Khan, showcased his excitement towards the increasing concern and participation in Women’s Cricket. He seemed happy about involving Women’s Cricket in the 2026 edition as well.
“We are delighted to know that women’s cricket will be part of the Commonwealth Games in Victoria. It will be another significant landmark for the sport after its huge success in recent years, including Birmingham. The continued growth and upward trajectory of both the women’s game and T20 cricket fit perfectly with our long-term ambitions that include being part of the Olympic Games. Khan stated.
Australia will not only be hosting the 2026 Commonwealth Games but also be defending the gold medal they achieved in the 2022 T20I Commonwealth victory.
Victoria 2026 will be held from 17-29 March 2026, with four regional hubs in Ballarat, Bendigo, Geelong and Gippsland.