ICC Recommends 6-team T20 Events for 2028 Los Angeles Olympics, Final Decision in October

Last Update: January 21, 2023, 20:13 IST

ICC Headquarters in Dubai (File photo)

ICC Headquarters in Dubai (File photo)

To ensure a more cost-effective Olympics a six-team event was proposed as part of their Olympic agenda,

international Cricket The council is still hopeful of the sport’s inclusion in the Los Angeles 2028 Olympics and has “recommended” six-team T20 events for both men and women to the Games’ organizing committee.

A report in ESPNcricinfo said that a final decision on the inclusion of cricket will be taken by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) around October after the organizers finalize the list of new sports by March.

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It will then be ratified at the IOC session in Mumbai, which is expected to be held around October this year.

In a strategic move, BCCI Secretary Jay Shah has been included in the ICC’s Olympic Working Group headed by ICC President Greg Barclay, which also includes Indira Nooyi (Independent Director) and Parag Marathe (Former USA Cricket President) .

Shah was included “keeping in mind India’s ambition” to host the Olympics in 2036.

“And the ICC believes Shah’s involvement could provide a significant and potentially influential push in its negotiations with the IOC to include cricket in the sport’s biggest global event,” the report added.

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It added that the six-team event was proposed to ensure a more cost-effective Olympics, which is part of their Olympic agenda.

Along with cricket, eight other sports – baseball/softball, flag football, lacrosse, break dancing, karate, kickboxing, squash and motorsport – are competing to make up the LA 28 roster.

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