Cricket Recommended for Olympics

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By Prior Beharry

CRICKET has been recommended as a sport for the 2028 Olympics to be held in Los Angeles.

In a statement on Monday, the International Cricket Council (ICC) stated that it was delighted at the decision of the organisers of the Los Angeles 2028 Olympics to recommend cricket for inclusion at the Games.

It stated that after a two-year process, in which the ICC worked closely with LA28, the list of sports to be added in LA included cricket, which will now be put forward for approval to the IOC.

ICC Chairman Greg Barclay said: “We are delighted that LA28 have recommended cricket for inclusion in the Olympics.

“Whilst this is not the final decision, it is a very significant landmark towards seeing cricket at the Olympics for the first time in more than a century.

“I’d like to thank LA28 for their support during the new sport evaluation process over last two years and we look forward to the final decision being taken at the IOC Session, in India, during the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup next week.”

The 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris will feature 32 sports with new additions being breaking, sport climbing, skateboarding and surfing.



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