Cricket first appeared at the 1998 Kuala Lumpur Commonwealth Games, with a men’s tournament seeing South Africa edge out Australia to become champions. 24 years later, the sport will be part of the programme for a second time, with a women’s tournament scheduled to
take place. Matches will be played under Twenty20 format. Birmingham 2022 will see the debut of this format as well as marking the first appearance for the women’s game, too.