Organisers of the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics need cricket added to their Video games programme.
The organisers’ suggestions might be topic to ultimate approval by the Worldwide Olympic Committee (IOC), with a session set for Mumbai later this month, although the Los Angeles Occasions reported that the sports activities are prone to be authorised.
The IOC didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.
LA28 organisers are anticipated to make public their suggestions within the subsequent day, in response to the Guardian.
Cricket, which enjoys huge world enchantment, would return after showing as soon as earlier than on the 1900 Video games, after the great success for girls’s cricket on the 2022 Commonwealth Video games.
“We’re delighted that LA28 have advisable cricket for inclusion within the Olympics,” Worldwide Cricket Council chair Greg Barclay mentioned.
“Whereas this isn’t the ultimate resolution, it’s a very important landmark in the direction of seeing cricket on the Olympics for the primary time in additional than a century.
“I might prefer to thank LA28 for his or her help throughout the brand new sport analysis course of over final two years and we look ahead to the ultimate resolution being taken on the IOC Session, in India, in the course of the ICC Males’s Cricket World Cup subsequent week.”
Of these 5 sports activities, three have by no means been included in an Olympic programme.
Flag soccer, an interesting possibility for the US-based Video games given the overwhelming recognition of the Nationwide Soccer League (NFL), squash and lacrosse would make their Olympic debut, if authorised.
Baseball was included in a number of prior Video games – and was added again to the Tokyo programme after it was left off in 2012 and 2016 – however is not going to be part of the Paris Video games.
Softball, which is contested by feminine athletes, has appeared at 5 earlier editions of the Summer time Video games and was additionally left off the Paris agenda