Cricket West Indies (CWI) has announced that the Barbados women’s team will participate in the Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham, England.
The event will be held from July 28 to Aug. 8 next year.
CWI said the women’s cricket tournament will be held for the first time at Edgbaston.
This follows the CWI board of directors decision to postpone the 2021 Twenty20 Blaze Tournament and the 2021 Women’s CG Insurance Super 50 Cup until 2022.
The 2021 CWI Blaze competition was to be the West Indies qualifying tournament for the Commonwealth Games.
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 Twenty20 Blaze Tournament and in line with Commonwealth Games Association Tournament rules agreed by the International Cricket Council (ICC).
The decision to postpone regional Women’s cricket tournaments was taken with the news of the recently announced Women’s International CG Insurance ODI and Twenty20 fixtures between West Indies and South Africa between Aug. 31 to Sept. 19 and the ongoing logistical challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic requiring multiple teams to be hosted in one country, CWI said those conditions made it very challenging to find a suitable scheduling window.