Commonwealth Games: Barbados to represent West Indies in Birmingham 2022

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The
announcement
came
after
the
CWI
Board
of
Directors
decided
to
postpone
the
T20
Blaze
and
Women’s
Super50
Cup,
which
was
to
be
the
West
Indies
qualifying
tournament
for
the
CWG,
until
next
year.

“Following
the
postponement,
the
Barbados
Women’s
team
will
be
the
representative
team
from
the
West
Indies
as
a
result
of
their
victory
in
the
2020
CWI
T20
Blaze
tournament
and
in
line
with
Commonwealth
Games
Association
Tournament
rules
agreed
by
the
International
Cricket
Council
(ICC),”
CWI
said
in
a
statement.

Cricket
will
be
making
a
return
to
the
CWG
for
the
first
time
since
1998
with
women’s
cricket
set
to
be
introduced
in
the
2022
Birmingham
edition.

The
decision
to
postpone
the
regional
women’s
tournaments
was
taken
after
ODI
and
T20I
dates
for
the
West
Indies
vs
South
Africa
series,
from
August
31
to
September
19,
was
finalised.

The
ongoing
logistical
challenges
of
the
COVID-19
pandemic
requiring
multiple
teams
to
be
hosted
in
one
country
was
also
taken
into
account.

“…we
have
been
forced
to
take
the
decision
to
postpone
the
Women’s
T20
Blaze
and
Women’s
CG
Insurance
Super50
Cup
for
this
year,”
CWI
CEO
Johnny
Grave
said.

“We
want
to
congratulate
the
Barbados
Women’s
team
for
being
named
to
represent
the
West
Indies
in
the
Commonwealth
Games
2022.

“We
wish
them
all
the
very
best
as
they
compete
for
the
gold
medal,
and
we
know
they
will
continue
to
do
West
Indies
proud.”

Grave
said
the
board
has
invested
in
several
high
performance
camps
and
international
fixtures
for
women.

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