Cricket will be consider for inclusion in the 2028 Olympics in Los Angeles, according to a report. Cricket’s long-awaited inclusion in the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics. Received a boost when the International Olympic Committee (IOC) shortlisted it for a review.
Cricket’s long-awaited inclusion in the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics received a boost. When the International Olympic Committee (IOC) shortlist it for review alongside eight other sports. Cricket only play once at the 1900 Paris Olympic Games, with only Great Britain and host France taking part.
According to ESPN Cricinfo. The development comes just one day after the International Cricket Committee (ICC). Formally invited by both the LA28 and the IOC to submit a presentation to have their case considered.
A final decision is expect before the International Olympic Committee (IOC) session in Mumbai in mid-2023.
Baseball/softball, flag football, lacrosse, break dancing, karate, kick-boxing, squash. Motorsport are the other eight sports being consider for the showpiece event.
In February of this year, the IOC announced that 28 sporting events would be include in the Los Angeles Games, and that ‘potential new sports’ would be considered with a focus on youth.
A sport must meet certain criteria in order to be consider for inclusion, according to IOC rules.
Priorities include cost and complexity reduction, attracting the best athletes and sports while putting safety and health first, global appeal, host country interest, gender equality, youth relevance, maintaining integrity and fairness to support clean sports, and long-term sustainability.
Cricket is currently feature in the ongoing Commonwealth Games. The women’s T20 format being played among eight nations, though only women’s teams are competing.
However, in order for a sporting event to be included in the Olympic Games, it must be open to both men and women.
Geoff Allardice, CEO of the International Cricket Council, said he was pleased with how cricket was perceive during the Birmingham Games, and that the sport “star attraction” at the showpiece event.
“We’ve seen how much the world’s best players have enjoyed playing in front of large crowds and, I’m sure, large TV audiences,” Allardice told the website.