After cricket made its debut at the Paris Games in 1900, organizers of the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics on Monday recommended cricket’s inclusion in the games after a 128-year wait.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) released an official statement announcing cricket’s inclusion, which read: “Following a two-year process in which the ICC worked closely with the LA28, the list of sports to be added to the LA included cricket, which will now be submitted for approval to the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
ICC chairman Greg Barclay said in a quote from the ICC: “We are delighted that LA28 has recommended cricket for inclusion in the Olympic Games. Although not a final decision, it is a very significant milestone for us to see cricket at the Olympics for the first time. more than a century. I would like to thank the LA28 for their support during the new evaluation process for the sport over the last two years and we look forward to the final decision taken at the IOC meeting in India during the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup next week.” (ANI)
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