Barbados to represent West Indies at Birmingham Commonwealth Games

The Barbados women’s team will compete in next year’s Commonwealth Games as the “representative team” of the West Indies, Cricket West Indies (CWI) has announced.

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

After the postponement, the Barbados women’s team will be the representative team of the West Indies following their victory in the CWI T20 Blaze 2020 tournament and in accordance with the Commonwealth Games Association tournament rules agreed to by the International Cricket Council (ICC), ”CWI said in a statement.

Cricket will return to the CWG for the first time since 1998 with women’s cricket being introduced in the 2022 edition of Birmingham.

The decision to postpone the regional women’s tournaments came after the ODI and T20I dates for the West Indies vs South Africa series, August 31 through September 19, were finalized.

The current logistical challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic requiring the accommodation of several teams in the same country have also been taken into account.

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

“We would like to congratulate the Barbados women’s team on being nominated to represent the West Indies at the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

“We wish them all the best as they compete for the gold medal, and we know they will continue to be the pride of the West Indies.

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

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