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ICC is working to include Cricket in the 2028 edition of the Olympics at Los Angeles! - Exciting Details

Tuesday, August 10, 2021 • Tamil Comments
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On Tuesday, The International Cricket Council (ICC) confirmed its intention to bid for cricket's inclusion in the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics. The wait of more than a century could come to an end for the cricket fans if everything goes well.

ICC has revealed that it has set up a working group to bid for cricket's inclusion in the games to be held in Los Angeles. Cricket, till now, has made just one appearance in the Olympics, way back in 1900 in Paris when only two teams competed at the event - Great Britain and hosts France - meaning the sport's inclusion in 2028 would mark the end of a 128-year absence.

Thirty-million cricket fans live in the USA, making LA 2028 the ideal Games for cricket to make its return to the Olympic competition. Also, the sport is all set to make a return to the Commonwealth Games for the first time since 1998 with the Women's cricket is set to be introduced in the 2022 Birmingham edition.

Shah has assured India's participation at the world's biggest sporting extravaganza if the ICC manages to secure its entry. Cricket is expected to be included in the Los Angeles Olympics 2028 or at least in the Brisbane Olympics of 2032. Meanwhile, India has tallied a total of 7 medals, which is the nation's highest medal count and India is expected to pocket more in Paris Olympics 2024.

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