The first matches for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games have been announced, with games organisers releasing the schedules for the women’s T20 cricket and for the netball competition at the event.

The T20 cricket competition will begin at Edgbaston Stadium on the July 29th, with the bronze and gold medal matches taking place on August 7th. The first New Zealand match will see the Kiwis take on South Africa on July 30th. They’ll then face a yet-to-qualify team on August 2nd, before their final pool game against hosts England on August 4th.

Click here for the full cricket schedule.

Birmingham 2022 will be the first time that T20 cricket has been included in the Games and also the first time that women’s cricket has been on the sports programme at any Commonwealth Games.

The netball matches will also begin on Friday 29 July, one day after the opening ceremony for the Games, the largest multi-sport event to be held in the UK for a decade and the biggest ever event to be held in the West Midlands region.

The World Champion New Zealand side has games against a yet-to-qualify team on the 29th and another on the 30th. They then take on Malawi on August 1st, followed by another yet-to-qualify team on the 2nd, before a showdown against hosts and reigning Commonwealth Champions England on the 4th.

Click here for the full netball schedule.

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