Thursday, 28 October 2021

Push for inclusion of cricket by ICC in Olympics 2028

Push for inclusion of cricket by ICC in Olympics 2028

Await of more than 100 years could come to an end in the 2028 Olympics, Push for inclusion of cricket with the ICC confirming that they set up a working core group to bid for cricket's inclusion in Olympics games to be held in Los Angeles.

Cricket was a part of the Olympics in 1900 when France played against Great Britain. However, it could become a permanent fixture in Olympics, with the ICC hoping to see it included in Brisbane 2032 and beyond.

ECB board chairman Ian Watmore will lead the ICC Olympic Working Group, and he will be joining by the chair of Zimbabwe Cricket Tavengwa Mukuhlani, ICC independent director Indra Nooyi,

Mahinda Vallipuram, ICC Associate vice-president and member director of Asian Cricket Council, and Paraag Marathe chair of USA Cricket, believes the time has come for Olympic offer.

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Marathe said.

"US Cricket is thrilled to able to support cricket's bid for inclusion in Olympics games, the time of which aligns perfectly with our continuing idea to develop the sport in the USA,"

"With so many passionate players and cricket fans already in US, and a huge world wide audience and following for sport around the universe, we believe that cricket's inclusion will add great asset to the 2028 Olympic Games of Los Angeles and help us to reach our own observation for starting cricket as a popular sport in this country."

There has been a concerted push for cricket to partake in global sporting events in recent times. and ICC Push for the inclusion of cricket and It already has a place in the Commonwealth Games coming up in 2022, and there came a significant boost in April when the two boards which have historically had reservations about cricket in the Olympics - the ECB and the BCCI - came together and made room for the possibility while building the 2023-2031 international calendar. Though nothing has been finalizing regarding format, there has been growing support for the T10 version.

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