Cricket has only been contested at Commonwealth Games once, for the 1998 Kuala Lumpur Commonwealth Games. Matches were 50 overs per side. This was a one-off event, won by South Africa.
Cricket is not on either of the core or optional sports lists, though the Commonwealth Games federation are in talks with the ICC, and the cricketing authorities of Commonwealth countries, on the best route to bring 20/20 cricket to the Commonwealth Games.
- Apart from the West Indies (whose members send separate national teams to the Commonwealth Games), the only Test playing nation that did not send a team was England. England declined to send a team as the September date chosen clashed with other fixtures.