Cricket is an optional sport at the quadrennial Commonwealth Games.[1] It first appeared at the 1998 Games, with a men's tournament seeing South Africa defeat Australia by 4 wickets in the final. Matches were played over 50 overs and had List A status rather than being full One Day Internationals.

The sport will be part of the Games' program for a second time at the 2022 Games, with a women's tournament scheduled to take place.[2] Matches will be played under the Twenty20 format.[3]

As is normal at the multisport events, Caribbean countries that enter participate as separate nations, not as the combined West Indies team.

Venues

Men's tournament

Results

Year Host Final Bronze medal match Number of teams
Gold medal Score Silver medal Bronze medal Score Fourth place
1998
Details
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
South Africa
South Africa won by 4 wickets Scorecard
Australia

New Zealand
New Zealand won by 51 runs Scorecard
Sri Lanka
16

Performance by nation

Nation 1998 Years
 Antigua and Barbuda GP 1
 Australia 2nd 1
 Bangladesh GP 1
 Barbados GP 1
 Canada GP 1
 India GP 1
 Jamaica GP 1
 Kenya GP 1
 Malaysia GP 1
 New Zealand 3rd 1
 Northern Ireland GP 1
 Pakistan GP 1
 Scotland GP 1
 South Africa 1st 1
 Sri Lanka 4th 1
 Zimbabwe GP 1
Nations 16 16

Legend

Women's tournament

Results

Year Host Final Bronze medal match Number of teams
Gold medal Score Silver medal Bronze medal Score Fourth place
2022
Details
Birmingham, England 8

Performance by nation

Nation 2022 Years
 Australia Q 1
 Barbados Q 1
 England Q 1
 India Q 1
 New Zealand Q 1
 Pakistan Q 1
 South Africa Q 1
TBA Q 1
Nations 8 8

Legend

All-time medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 South Africa1001
2 Australia0101
3 New Zealand0011
Totals (3 nations)1113

See also

References

  1. ^ "Constitutional Documents of the Commonwealth Games Federation" (PDF). thecgf.com. Retrieved 18 September 2021.
  2. ^ "Birmingham 2022 Medal Event Programme" (PDF). birmingham2022.com. Retrieved 18 September 2021.
  3. ^ "Commonwealth Games 2022: More women's medals as T20 cricket, beach volleyball & Para-table tennis included". 13 August 2019. Retrieved 18 September 2021 – via BBC Sport.