The International Cricket Council (ICC) is trying its best to include cricket in the Olympics. The ICC is making full efforts so that cricket can get a place in the Olympics to be held in America in 2028.
It will be clear in a few weeks how the future of cricket is going to be in the Olympics, but the final decision for this will come only next year.
Cricket’s inclusion in 2028 Olympics is our top priority: ICC Chairman
According to a recent report, cricket will get a place in the 2032 Olympics, but ICC officials are sure that cricket will get a place in the 2028 Olympics only.
According to the ICC chairman, “Our biggest priority is that cricket gets a place in the 2028 Olympics. All we can do is to make our best decisions and move forward and hope that cricket gets a place in 2028.”
ICC is continuously promoting cricket in America
The ICC has given the US the right to host the 2024 T20 World Cup . The tournament will be jointly hosted in the US and West Indies. Apart from this, this year the Indian team will play two T20 matches against West Indies in America.
By constantly organizing international cricket in the US, the ICC is trying to create enough resources for cricket in the country even before the 2028 Olympics.
Cricket has not been a part of Olympics since 1900
Cricket is considered to be the third most popular sport in the world after football and basketball and has a fan following of over a billion. However, it has not been made a part of the Olympics since 1900 .
A cricket match was played in the Olympics at the 1900 Paris Olympics and in which Great Britain defeated France by 158 runs. Apart from this, no cricket match has been played in the Olympics.
28 sports have been decided for 2028 Olympics
The names of 28 sports have been finalized for the 2028 Olympics, and organizers say there is room for new games to be included, but approval from the International Olympic Committee will be required.
In such a situation, if cricket has to make a place in it, then it will have to show itself serious and at the same time put such arguments in front of the committee so that they can show their side in the right way.