x
x
x
x

Tue, August 10, 2021

ICC prepares 2028 Olympics inclusion bid

ICC prepares 2028 Olympics inclusion bid

The International Crickey Council is preparing a bid to be included in the 2028 Olympic Games in Los Angeles.

Cricket was last seen at the Olympic Games in 1900 in Paris with many believing that appearances at the Olympics will increase the sport’s popularity across the world.  ICC chair Greg Barclay said “Our sport is united behind this bid, and we see the Olympics as a part of cricket's long-term future, We have more than a billion fans globally and almost 90 percent of them want to see cricket at the Olympics.” He added “We believe cricket would be a great addition to the Olympic Games, but we know it won’t be easy to secure our inclusion as there are so many other great sports out there wanting to do the same. But we feel now is the time to put our best foot forward and show what a great partnership cricket and the Olympics are.”

The ICC has established an Olympic Working Group which includes former players and governing body chiefs, one member is USA Cricket chief Parag Marathe who said, “With so many passionate cricket fans and players already in the USA, and a huge global audience and following for the sport around the world, we believe that cricket’s inclusion will add great value to the Los Angeles 2028 Olympic Games.”

You can read the ICC statement here.

Share

Recent News Articles

Mon, September 26, 2022

Boxing’s Olympic future in doubt after IBA backs Russian president Umar Kremlev

Boxing’s inclusion at future Olympics has been plunged into further doubt after the International Boxing Association (IBA) backed Russian president Umar Kremlev by voting against allowing a leadership challenge against him. 

Read More

Fri, September 23, 2022

WADA Executive Committee approves 2023 Prohibited List

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Executive Committee has approved the 2023 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods which will come into force on 1st January 2023.

Read More

Wed, September 21, 2022

University of Toledo receives Title IX complaints over failures to address complaints against women’s soccer coach

The University of Toledo has received multiple Title IX complaints related to their failure to address complaints of sexual assault and emotional abuse that were made against women’s soccer coach Brad Evans. 

Read More