BCCI to support inclusion of cricket from 2028 Olympics
The Tokyo Olympics 2020 has finally come to an end and has proved to be a great one for the Indian contingent. As the country has managed its highest number of medals in its history in a single Olympics.
Encouraged by the same and with the prospect of cricket to be introduce in future Olympics. The BCCI has already express its desire to support ICC’s efforts to get cricket introduced into the Olympics as a full-time sport in 2028.
“Once cricket is added in the Olympics, India will be participating, The BCCI and the ICC are on the same page as far as participation in the Olympics is concern.” BCCI secretary Jay Shah said.
The BCCI in its recent apex council meeting has expressed its desire to participate in Olympics. Similarly, If its autonomy is not affected by the IOA ( Indian Olympic Association). The board is ready to work in conjunction with the IOA and the Indian government to have the cricket team. Participating in the Olympics. BCCI to support inclusion of cricket from 2028 Olympics.
Also, the nudge from the Indian Government to increase the medal prospects in future Olympics is a big reason for BCCI to start taking positive steps.
With 92 associate member nations in cricket and 12 test playing nations. The ICC has been reluctant in the past to go ahead with cricket in the Olympics but times are now changing.
There will be women’s cricket in the 2022 Commonwealth games in Birmingham. And cricket will be there as a sport in the Asian Games 2022 as well.
In all probability the T20 format will be use to introduce cricket in Olympics. Though many organisations as vouching for T10 format and ECB are likely to drive the 100 format.