Commonwealth Games 2022 opening ceremony in Birmingham: when, where to watch streaming, timing in IST, India’s flagbearers More about the Indian contingent in CWG 2022 Shooting and archery are not a part of the event this time, which might result in a reduced tally of medals for India. At the same time, the Tokyo Olympic javelin champion Neeraj Chopra announced his withdrawal from CWG 2022 due to groin injury. Chopra scripted history by earning his maiden World Championships medal last week.
CWG 2022 Opening Ceremony – Commonwealth Games Birmingham : The Commonwealth Games kickstart at Birmingham tonight with a GRAND OPENING CEREMONY. During the rehearsals on Wednesday, Alexander Stadium reverberated with a Punjabi song which suggests that the Indian fans can witness a rocking Bhangra performance during the opening ceremony. Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight is one of the masterminds behind the show with many saying they believe the three-and-a-half hour show will rival London 2012. Organisers predict 1.5 billion people will tune into the Opening Ceremony which will take place at Alexander Stadium from 4am AEST Friday.
The women’s teams in hockey and cricket will be starting their campaigns on the opening day. The women’s cricket team will be up against the mighty Australians in group stage during the day and in the evening, Ghana will be posing the first challenge to the women’s hockey team in a group stage contest. Youngest member of the Indian contingent, Anahat Singh, 14 year old squash player, will take on Jada Ross of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines on the opening day. Day1 will also see veterans Manika Batra (Table Tennis), Shiva Thapa (Boxing), Sharath Achanta (Table Tennis) and Saurav Ghosal (Squash) competing for India.
The women’s cricket team will aim to beat favourites Australia in the group stage itself to start their juggernaut in the games. Meanwhile the women’s Hockey team ranked 9th in the world would probably not need to break a sweat in overpowering the Ghana team ranked 30th.
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What time will India’s campaign in the Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022 start? India will begin its campaign in Lawn Bowl starting 1 PM, Table Tennis – Starts at 2 PM, Swimming – Starts at 3 PM, Boxing – Starts at 4:30 PM , Squash – Starts at 4:30 PM, Badminton – Starts at 6:30 PM, Hockey – Starts at 6:30 PM, Cricket – Starts at 3:30 PM.
After a spectacular opening ceremony with PV Sindhu and Manpreet Singh carrying Indian flag, the medal hopefuls will start their campaign today with a host of events lined up throughout the day. Several Indian athletes will be action in various disciplines including lawn bowl, gymnastics, table tennis, cycling, swimming, track and field (triathlon), cricket, squash, hockey, badminton and boxing.
Commonwealth Games 2022 Day 1 Updates: Srihari Nataraj In 100m Backstroke Semis, India Win In TTCWG 2022 Day 1 Updates: Focus would be on how Indian women’s cricket and hockey team perform.
Commonwealth Games, Day 1 Updates: They started off the campaign with a bang by defeating South Africa 3-0 in their group match. The doubles team of Sreeja Akula and Reeth Tennison beat Lailaa Edwards and Danisha Jayavant Patel in straight games. Then, star TT player Manika Batra took India’s domination in the match to the next level and defeated Mushfiquh Kalam 11-5, 11-3, 11-2. Then, Sreeja Akula beat Danisha Jayavant Patel.
In swimming, Srihari Nataraj qualified for the semi-finals of 100m backstroke with a timing of 54.68 seconds. India, however, tasted defeats in lawn bowls, swimming (50m butterfly and 400m freestyle) and cycling events. Also, the India women’s cricket team is batting against Australia in the cricket competition. Later in the day, the women’s hockey team will face Ghana. The mixed badminton team would also be in action in the evening. In terms of boxing, Shiva Thapa, Sumit Kundu, Ashish Kumara and Rohit Tokas have their bouts lined up for today. The opening day can go a long way in setting a good tone for the Indian contingent in the event.