Cricket in the Commonwealth Games?

Cricket in the Commonwealth Games

Yes! Cricket is returning to the Commonwealth Games for the first time since 1998 when men’s one-day cricket was part of the Games held in Kuala Lumpur.

This is the first-time women’s cricket is part of the games, which is to be in the T20 format. Women’s T20 cricket has already been confirmed to return to the 2026 Commonwealth Games in Victoria, Australia, but it remains to be seen whether the men’s competition will also be introduced.

When does it start?

This Friday! It all kicks off at 11 am local time (8 pm AEST) when Australia takes on India at Edgbaston in front of an expected sell-out crowd.

The teams met in the opening game of the last T20 World Cup, with India upsetting the Aussies on their home soil, before Meg Lanning’s side got revenge in the final, and the latest installment of one of cricket’s fiercest rivalries has the potential to be another epic.

16 matches will be played over 10 days, culminating in the medal matches on August 7.

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