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Cricket set to return for Olympics in LA28 after 128 years

Cricket stars around the World look forward to the inclusion of cricket alongside the other four sports at the Olympics in 2028.

Cricket set to return for Olympics in LA28

The upcoming international multi-sport is scheduled to take place from July 14 to 30 in Los Angeles, California. On this occasion, the ICC has confirmed that Cricket set to return for Olympics. The sport is said to be played only once in the Olympics in 1900 in Paris. The Olympic berth represents the achievement of the ICC which has been working for the game to be included in the Olympics for the past few years.

The development of the proposal is online and was submitted by the LA28 and Paralympic Games, which includes T20 format along with the games baseball/softball, flag football, lacrosse (sixes), and squash to the IOC (International Olympic Committee for the potential inclusion of the game in the upcoming Olympic games in 2028.

The format is expected to be approved during the IOC session in India, during the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup next week.

The reports from the ICC said that it was a two-year process to add the sport to the upcoming Olympics which will be taking place in Los Angeles.

“The International Cricket Council (ICC) is delighted at the decision of the organizers of the Los Angeles 2028 Olympics to recommend cricket for inclusion at the Games. “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,” said the ICC in a statement.

“We are delighted that LA28 has recommended cricket for inclusion in the Olympics.

“While 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 the 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,” ICC chairman Greg Barclay said.

Casey Wasserman, LA28’s chairman said that the five sports recommended were relevant and could enhance the Olympics movement.

“LA28’s proposed sports ignite the imagination on the field of play and drive culture off it. They’re relevant, innovative, and community-based, played in backyards, schoolyards, community centers, stadiums, and parks across the U.S. and the globe,” Wasserman said.

“They will bring new athletes to the Games, engage diverse fanbases, and expand the Games’ presence in digital spaces, further amplifying LA28’s mission to deliver an unparalleled experience,” Casey Wasserman concluded.

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