Cricket in the Olympics: ICC to bid for sport's inclusion in Los Angeles 2028

Last update on. From the section CricketSince its 1900 Paris appearance, cricket has never been a part of the Olympic Games.The International Cricket Council bids to include the sport in the Olympic Games.According to the ICC, its "primary goal" is being included in the 2028 Games in Los Angeles.After its appearance at the 1900 Games in Paris, it would be the end of a 128-year-long wait for inclusion.This sport will be featured as a women’s event at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.Greg Barclay, chair of the ICC, says that cricket is united behind the bid and that the Olympics are part "of cricket's long-term future".Barclay stated that there are more than a billion cricket fans worldwide and nearly 90 percent of them would like to see cricket at Olympics."Clearly, cricket has a passionate fanbase, especially in South Asia, where 92% of our supporters are from. There are also 30,000,000 cricket fans in the USA."The chance for these fans to see their heroes compete for an Olympic medal, is exciting."