Indian womens cricket team and support staff were hosted by the Indian Olympic Association . The Indian cricket team, as with all other cricket clubs, is staying at a hotel in Birmingham called Park Regis .
Birmingham, United Kingdom, August 6: The new member of the Commonwealth Games family, the Indian womens national cricket team and their support staff, was hosted by the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) at the University of Birmingham Commonwealth Games Village.The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games have five designated Athletes Villages, one in London.The Indian cricket team, as with all other cricket clubs, is staying at a hotel in Birmingham called Park Regis.As a result, they are unable to soak in the atmosphere, feel, and fun typical of life at an athlete village at a multi-sport event like the Commonwealth Games, and are, in general, missing out on the opportunity to mill and communicate with athletes from other sports residing in the facility, according to the IOA, who honors the spirit of inclusion.Later in the evening, sprinter Hima Das joined them, and dinner at the University of Birmingham Athletes Village dined.The cricketers then discussed with Sreejesh PR and Singh, both senior hockey players, about coping with pressure in clutch situations, as well as with Mukundan.The Indian cricket team wrapped up the evening with a visit to the Village's Entertainment Zone, where they played table tennis, watched long jumper Murali Sreeshankar clinch silver on television, and later shook a leg with some of their hockey colleagues.This team, along with womens cricket in India, is on the rise, and it shows in the popularity of the women's team among the sport's followers. We wish them the best for the knockouts.Acting President Anil Khanna: We at the IOA and CGA are committed to making every new athlete who competes for India under our name feel welcome.With womens cricket making its debut at the Commonwealth Games, it was up to us to give our female cricketers a feel of the Athletes Village because, in a way, all cricket teams are losing out on this one thing by staying at a hotel.We're proud that they were allowed to take time to network with our hockey players, para swimmer Niranjan, Hima Das, and had dinner with them, and I'm so proud of them! Many of our hockey players even shook a leg with our cricketers in the Entertainment Zone, so it was nice to see them get along so well.Since our women cricketers are now part of the CGA family, it was only fair that we facilitated this visit and allowed them to communicate with some of the other athletes in the Athletes Village structure.