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Cricket to be reviewed by International Olympic Committee for addition to 2028 Los Angeles Games

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Cricket, together with eight different sports activities – baseball/softball, flag soccer, lacrosse, break dancing, karate, kickboxing, squash and motorsport, is vying for a spot on the 2028 Los Angeles Games.

India batter Smriti Mandhana signing an autograph after a CWG match. (Courtesy: Reuters)

HIGHLIGHTSIOC signalled 28 sports activities to be a part of 2028 Games with deal with youthICC and ECB lobbied for inclusion of ladies’s cricket at Commonwealth GamesICC CEO stated world’s finest gamers have loved enjoying in entrance of massive crowds at CWG

After returning to the Commonwealth Games, cricket obtained a significant enhance to be a part of the Olympics following its addition to the shortlisted sports activities that can be reviewed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for addition to the 2028 Los Angeles Games.

The organising committee of the 2028 Los Angeles Games requested the International Cricket Council (ICC) to make their case. A remaining choice on the inclusion of cricket is predicted within the second quarter of 2023 because the IOC is scheduled to satisfy in Mumbai. Notably, it was the ICC and the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) who lobbied for the addition of ladies’s cricket to the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Cricket, together with eight different sports activities – baseball/softball, flag soccer, lacrosse, break dancing, karate, kickboxing, squash and motorsport, is vying for a spot on the 2028 Los Angeles Games.

Earlier in February, the IOC signalled 28 sports activities to be a part of the LA Games with a deal with the youth. At the identical time, it got here up with a method to find out “potential new sports” and determine whether or not they would make a superb match on the Olympics.

The International Cricket Council believes that cricket is certainly in a superb place to be a part of the Olympics. The ICC CEO Geoff Allardice stated that cricket has been “a star attraction” on the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

“We’ve seen from the Commonwealth Games how much the world’s best players have enjoyed playing in front of big crowds and what I’m sure will be large TV audiences,” Allardice advised ESPNcricinfo.

Although solely girls’s cricket made it to the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, on the Olympics a sport must characteristic each female and male athletes. The ICC is assured that cricket has adequate international attain to grow to be a part of the multi-sport occasion.

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