Cricket is in line to get included in Los Angeles Olympics that is scheduled for 2028. Melbourne Cricket Club conveyed this today.
The MCC, custodian of the sports laws, had its world Cricket Committee discuss the inclusion of cricket in multi-sports events at Lord’s on Sunday and Monday.
In 1900, cricket was played for the last time in Olympics. Ever since that, ICC has been determined to bring cricket back to the international tournament. But BCCI wasn’t very enthusiastic about that over fear of losing autonomy and be answerable to country’s Olympic Committee.
WCC mentioned in a press statement, “There is still much to be done if cricket is to be included in the Olympics, with Los Angeles Olympics 2028 the earliest likely opportunity, and the ICC continuing to work internally to align cricket to pursue the sports Olympic ambitions.”
However, the BCCI is finally set to come under the ambit of the National anti-doping agency, with its compliance paving the way for their cricket teams to take part in the Los Angeles Olympics and Commonwealth Games.
Cricket has not featured in the Commonwealth Games since its maiden appearance in 1988 when the South African men’s team won the Gold Medal in Kuala lumpur.
It concluded, “The WCC is pleased to see that Women’s T20 Cricket is likely to be included at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, having supported this in their last meeting in March.
“Cricket is also due to return to the Asian Games at Hangzhou 2022, likely to again to be in T20 format. Including cricket at Hangzhou 2022 is the perfect opportunity to showcase the sport to the market in China.”
Source: News Agency
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