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Monday, 04 September 2017 - 14:35
Plans to include cricket in Commonwealth Games 2022 abandoned
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While women's cricket was originally set to be included when the Games were awarded to Durban, the Commonwealth Games Federation is determined to achieve 'gender parity' and is reluctant to include disciplines which will not be contested by men and women.

Now, with Durban having surrendered its right to host the Games and the ICC still deliberating whether they want men's cricket to be included, it appears the sport has run out of time.

The 2022 version of the Commonwealth Games is scheduled for July and August, meaning it would clash with the CPL, the new-team domestic T20 competition in England and an international tour of England by India.

As a result, several Full Member nations within the ICC were far from convinced of the virtues of involvement in the Commonwealth Games.

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