The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) has announced that Birmingham 2022 is set to have the largest ever female and para sport programme in history.
The announcement was made after it was confirmed Women’s T20 Cricket, Beach Volleyball and Para Table Tennis will be included in the next Commonwealth Games.
The addition of Women’s T20 Cricket will see eight teams compete at Birmingham’s Edgbaston Stadium.
The only other time cricket has taken place at the Commonwealth Games was in Kuala Lumpa in 1998 when South Africa were winners of the men's 50 overs competition.
“Seeing women’s T20 recognised as a sport in the Commonwealth Games is fantastic for the game of cricket and we’re thrilled that Edgbaston can play a leading role by hosting this first ever tournament at Birmingham 2022."
medals for female athletes will be up for grabs at 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham
135 medals will be available for female athletes to win, compared to the previous best of 133 at the last Commonwealth Games at the Gold Coast last year.
It marks the first time in history that a major multi-sport event will feature more women’s than men’s medal events.
The Games will take place from 27 July to August 7 in 2022. Last month Birmingham celebrated three years until the start of the event.
There will be up to 4,500 athletes competing at Birmingham 2022 across 19 sports.
Aquatics - Sandwell Aquatics Centre
Athletics - Alexander Stadium
Badminton - Resorts World Arena
Basketball - Victoria Square
Beach Volleyball - (TBC)
Boxing - National Exhibition Centre
Cricket - Edgbaston Stadium
Cycling - Lee Valley Velo Park, London
Gymnastics - Arena Birmingham
Judo - National Exhibition Centre
Field Hockey - University of Birmingham
Lawn Bowls - Victoria Park, Leamington Spa
Netball - Ericsson Indoor Arena, Coventry
Rugby Sevens - Villa Park
Squash - University of Birmingham
Table Tennis - National Exhibition Centre
Triathlon - (TBC)
Weightlifting - Symphony Hall
Wrestling - National Exhibition Centre