Cricket’s Inclusion in Olympics, Los Angeles 2028 Is “Primary Target” For ICC
The ICC admitted its intention to place cricket at the Olympics program. A primary target of the organization is to bring the initiative to life until the Los Angeles Games in 2028. The event will become a significant one for 30 million cricket fans only in the USA if the ICC succeeds in its bid.
Cricket appeared only once in the Olympics in 1900 in Paris. The teams of France and Great Britain competed there. The sport may appear again in the Olympic Games in 2028 after a 128-year absence.
The ICC Chair Greg Barclay is sure that both Olympic Games and cricket will benefit from adding the sport in its competitions. He said in the ICC release: “Our sport is united behind this bid, and we see the Olympics as a part of cricket’s long-term future. We have more than a billion fans globally and almost 90 percent of them want to see cricket at the Olympics.”
“With so many passionate cricket fans and players already in the USA, and a huge global audience and following for the sport around the world, we believe that cricket’s inclusion will add great value to the Los Angeles 2028 Olympic Games,” believes Barclay.
A great showcase of what the sport can bring to the Olympics is upcoming. Cricket will feature in Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games next year. This is a great possibility to persuade the Olympic Games Committee to consider cricket’s inclusion seriously.