As the opening ceremony of the Birmingham Commonwealth Games takes place at Alexander Stadium on 28 July, the first set of games, from Lawn Bowl to India vs Ghana men’s hockey, will take place on 29 July. , 2022 as the first day.
The interesting thing about the 2022 Commonwealth Games is that for the first time the Indian women’s cricket team will be participating in the event. The first match that the Indian women’s cricket team will play is against Pakistan women’s cricket team on July 31.
However, around eight teams will be participating in the tournament from which the Indian Women’s cricket team will be making their debut. The good thing is that the Indian team is pretty optimistic about the play, especially the deputy captain, Smriti Mandhana, who doesn’t want to settle for anything less than a “GOLD”. The statement was made while a video of her was posted by the BCCI. Look at what she said,
“All the girls are really excited, and we all know the feeling. We have all watched the Commonwealth and Olympic Games…, that when the Indian flag goes up and we hear the national anthem, I think everyone knows that feeling, and definitely, we are aiming for gold,”
And speaking about plans, she added that they (team) have plans for that too.
“The groups were decided long back, so we have our plans in place for Australia, Pakistan, and Barbados. Hopefully, things work the way we have planned. I don’t think we’ll just look for a podium finish because when that flag goes higher and the national anthem plays, that’s the best feeling,”
For the opening ceremony itself around 700, Birmingham locals are preparing their voices and are working hard for their thunderous performance. Carol Pemberton explains about the latest development happening on how the choir came together and what it means, have a look,
To remind you, in 1988, it was the first time when the Indian team marched into the mega event at Kuala Lampur, and where 16 men’s team competed for the title but unfortunately that time it was South Africa and Australia who played in the finals and the South Africa was the team who grabbed Gold for their country.
Perhaps this may be the best time for India to once again help raise the heads of 1.3 billion people.