Cricket at the Olympics: Will cricket be included in the Olympics after the Commonwealth Games? CA reveals big plan

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Cricket could also be included in the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics

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  • Cricket was included in the Olympic Games in Paris for the first and last time in 1900.
  • Cricket is likely to return at the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics
  • Cricket Australia plans to include cricket in the 2032 Brisbane Olympics

Cricket at the Olympics: Cricket Australia (CA) plans to include the sport in the 2032 Games in Brisbane if cricket is not included in the 2028 Olympics in Los Angeles. It is worth noting that at the recently concluded Birmingham Commonwealth Games, cricket made a comeback after 24 years (after 1998). For the first time, women’s cricket was included in the Commonwealth Games, where Australia won the gold and India won the silver medal.

At the same time, according to an ESPN Cricinfo report, Cricket Australia has revealed its plans for the future, including adding the sport to the Olympics. According to the report, “If cricket is not included in the 2028 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, then another goal is cricket’s return to the Olympics for the first time since 1900.” The list of sports has been prepared, cricket is also included in them.

Cricket can return to the Olympics after 128 years!

The International Cricket Council (ICC) will make its presentation to the organizers later this month. According to the rules, the host city of the Olympic Games reserves the right to introduce any new sport. But this requires the approval of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Cricket was included in the Olympic Games only once at the Games which were played in Paris in 1900. Then only the team from Great Britain and France participated. Now, after 128 years, cricket is once again expected to return to the Olympics.

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Successful organization of Cricket at CWG 2022

Cricket was successfully organized in the T20 format at the 22nd Commonwealth Games held in Birmingham. A total of 8 women’s teams participated in this, including India. India and Australia had reached the final. The Indian team’s performance was excellent and expectations for gold were also high. But world champion Australia defeated India by 9 runs in the final match to win the gold medal. For its part, the Indian team led by Harmanpreet Kaur had to settle for the silver medal.

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