Cricket within the Olympics: ICC to bid for sport’s inclusion in Los Angeles 2028

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The Worldwide Cricket Council is bidding to have the game included within the Olympic Video games.

The ICC says its “major goal” is being added to the 2028 Video games in Los Angeles.

It could finish a 128-year look forward to the game to be included, following its solely earlier look within the 1900 Video games in Paris.

The game will function as a girls’s occasion within the 2022 Commonwealth Video games in Birmingham.

ICC chair Greg Barclay says the “sport is united behind this bid” and that the Olympics are a part of cricket’s “long-term future”.

“We’ve got greater than a billion followers globally and nearly 90 per cent of them wish to see cricket on the Olympics,” mentioned Barclay.

“Clearly cricket has a powerful and passionate fanbase, notably in South Asia the place 92% of our followers come from, while there are additionally 30 million cricket followers within the USA.

“The chance for these followers to see their heroes competing for an Olympic medal is tantalising.”

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