Cricket are all set to be included in the 2028 Games in Los Angeles, the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) said on Monday (August 12). The MCC had the discussion with World Cricket Committee (WCC) about the inclusion of the game in the Olympic at Lord’s on Sunday and Monday. Although that was discussed much before and the International Cricket Council (ICC) was somewhat agreed to it, BCCI was not ready to take the idea forward.
“There is still much to be done if cricket is to be included in the Olympics, with Los Angeles 2028 the earliest likely opportunity, and the ICC continuing to work internally to align cricket to pursue the sport’s Olympic ambitions,” said the WCC in a statement.
However, the BCCI has finally come under the ambit of the National Anti-Doping Agency which makes the way for the sport to take part in the Olympics and Commonwealth Games. However, Women’s T20 game moved a step ahead to feature in the 2022 Commonwealth Games earlier after being nominated by the organisers for the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
“The WCC is pleased to see that Women’s T20 Cricket is likely to be included at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, having supported this in their last meeting in March,” it added. “Cricket is also due to return to the Asian Games at Hangzhou 2022, likely again to be in T20 format. Including cricket at Hangzhou 2022 is the perfect opportunity to showcase the sport to the market in China.”