Celebrity Watch, Cricket And Chaos: Commonwealth Games Flavour In Birmingham

The Arena in Birmingham would be the house of Gymnastics occasions over the following couple of days. The 3rd greatest indoor stadium advanced may be the house of newshounds from 72 Commonwealth Countries and territories. From accumulating accreditations to bibs to venue get right of entry to tips, this can be a journalist’s must-go vacation spot and is through a ways the busiest hub within the town as the development waits to open. Elsewhere this is a lull prior to the typhoon.

Azreel from a Malaysian TV station is enthusiastic about India’s Lakshya Sen since the Malaysians are ambitious in badminton and he desires the entire tid-bits on Sen. 
But stops 10-mins into the dialog, “Hang on, isn’t cricket returning after Kuala Lumpur in 1998?’

It is a multi-discipline event- the biggest Commonwealth Games with 19 sports. India is participating in 16 of 19. For the moment, the talk of the town is Women’s Cricket.

With Neeraj Chopra’s exit and the Women’s cricket team delivering an opening day opening show, all roads are leading to Edgbaston.

Craig Cooper, Programme Director, Birmingham City Council affirms, “Cricket is a highlight of these games. We had the Test match here a few days ago and the T20, India did particularly well. Also the Pakistani community is a big part of this city.”

And that still approach the large price tag tournament might be on 31st July, when the Indian girls tackle their Pakistani opposite numbers.

In Birmingham’s proposal for girls’s cricket, the CWG Federation had mentioned the game’s addition was once “likely to be popular not only with spectators locally in Birmingham, but also for fans across competing nations, with 90% of the sport’s one billion fans worldwide thought to reside in the Commonwealth.”

Even in the course of critical financial disaster, 15 Lankan newshounds have made their option to the Commonwealth Games. Dinushki says, “Hoping to catch the women cricket team’s giant killing act”

India unearths itself in the similar staff as Australia, Pakistan and Barbados.

Barbados group has the likes of the superstar all-rounder Deandra Dottin, the Knight twins.

Ayona Williams, keen on this superstar studded outfit says, “They are definitely an exciting bunch of athletes. I will be at the Edgbaston stadium to see them create some magic”

Over 12 lakh tickets were bought for all of the length of the development and a big chew has long gone to the Asian Community in Birmingham.

Sahil Sheikh, from Lyari in Pakistan, a taxi driving force who has made town his house for a decade and a part says, “I’ve been following the development of girls cricketers. For those Indian women, it will have to be about making Mithali Raj proud. I realized them on the airport getting a grand reception, and my more youthful daughter made a dash for autographs. I’m coming for India vs Pakistan with my Turkish neighbours.”

The athletes are in 3 campus villages in Birmingham. With the diktat on social distancing in position, lovers are not able to catch the celebs within the town.

But make no mistake in regards to the superstar energy that town has at the present time.

Upon completing my are living broadcast on the Centenary sq., I made my as far back as the Press Centre on the Arena, throughout the global conference centre. As I walked, there was once a well-known smile and a heat Bengali greeting from former Indian cricket group captain and BCCI President Sourav Ganguly. The giant boys of ICC are within the town too, settling on the way forward for the sport and gauging the recognition of girls’s cricket via CWG2022.

The BCCI President bid adieu, assuring me of his presence on the opening game- India vs Australia.

“See you at Edgbaston on 29th. I am looking forward to the opening by the Indian women.”


The spectators on the cricket can have it simple, however the ones coming in for the Games over the weekend are virtually positive to come upon commute distress as trains will come to a grinding halt on July 30 because of a strike. But come Sunday, the chaos is predicted to vanish, and the conflict of the arch competitors herald tremendous charged lovers from each countries, if rain gods hang up.

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