11 May 2011

Commonwealth Games Federation pushes for Twenty20 cricket

6:35 am on 11 May 2011

The Commonwealth Games Federation is to approach the International Cricket Council again to push for Twenty20 cricket's inclusion in future Games.

The Federation's sports review committee chairman Tunku Imran says it's fundamental for the Games sports programme to continue to evolve in such a way as to sustain the Commonwealth Games as one of the world's leading multi-sport events.

Organisers of last year's Delhi Games were keen to include Twenty20 cricket, but the powerful Indian cricket board rejected the idea, saying it did not want to further encourage the game's newest format.