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Birmingham To Add Men's Cricket If It Hosts 2026 Commonwealth Games

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 02 / 20 / 17

Men's cricket "could return to the Commonwealth Games" in '26 if Birmingham wins the bid to be the host city, according to George Dobell of ESPN.com. While women's cricket will feature in the 2022 CWG in Durban, men's cricket "has appeared only once." This time "it would be played in the T20 fo...

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