Birmingham 2022 has today announced the match schedule for the up-and-coming Commonwealth Games.
The announcement follows the confirmation of the top 6 qualifiers for the event, which includes the hosts England as well as Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica, South Africa, and Malawi.
We now know that England will be one of the teams participating in the opening match at the Games on the 29th July 2022.
However, who England will face in the opening game is still to be confirmed as it will be one of the CGA’s ranked 7-12 in the WN World Rankings as of the 31st January 2022.
Confirmed fixtures in the opening days of the multi-sport event include Jamaica vs South Africa on the evening of the 30th July and New Zealand vs Malawi on the evening of the 1st August.
To view the full match schedule, click here.
World Netball President Liz Nicholl CBE is excited to see the CGA’s back in action at the event, she said: “With the hosts England confirmed to be part of the opening match at this very special multi-sport event, the athletes and their supporters will await with excitement the announcement of the remaining six qualifiers for Birmingham 2022 to see who the hosts will face.
“World Netball will continue to work with the Commonwealth Games Federation, Commonwealth Games Associations and Birmingham 2022 on the announcement of the remaining teams.
“Thank you to all our Netball Family who have already purchased tickets to support our athletes and their nations in Birmingham, I look forward to joining you all at the NEC for what is sure to be an exciting event to showcase our sport as we continue to grow, to play and to inspire.”
Some fans have already secured their tickets for the Games due to being successful in the Birmingham 2022 ticket ballot, however the remaining tickets will be going on general sale in the coming weeks.
Following the announcement of the netball schedule and women’s cricket T20 schedule today, Matt Kidson, Director of Sport for Birmingham 2022, urged fans to create ticket accounts now ahead of the imminent general sale.
He said: “Not surprisingly we have already sold thousands of tickets for both the netball and cricket T20 sessions through our ticket ballots, but we know that some fans have been waiting to find out the details of the match schedules before choosing which sessions they want to attend, so we’re expecting these sports to sell quickly, when ticket sales go live.
“If there are netball and cricket fans who haven’t yet set up their ticketing account, then now would be a great time to do so, as tickets will be sold on a first come, first served basis, once the general sale begins.”