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Cricket Set to Return to the Olympics in 2028

Cricket Set to Return to the Olympics in 2028
Cricket Set to Return to the Olympics in 2028

For the first time in over a century, cricket will be a part of the Olympic Games, as its return to the global sporting event is set for LA28. The proposal for cricket’s inclusion in the Olympic Games programme has been led by the ICC, and LA28 recommended its addition to the IOC. This historic decision was formally ratified by the IOC during the 141st IOC Session in Mumbai.

Cricket’s Global Reach

The inclusion of cricket in the Olympic Games presents an exceptional opportunity to engage new audiences, with the Olympics estimated to have a viewership of over three billion across TV and digital platforms.

This move will not only boost the sport’s popularity but also open doors to a new generation of cricket enthusiasts.

Greg Barclay, ICC Chairman, expressed his excitement, saying, “To have the opportunity to showcase our great sport at the LA28 Games and hopefully many Olympic Games to come will be great for players and fans alike. The fact that the IOC confirmation of our selection occurred here in Mumbai, during the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup, is truly icing on the cake. The innings have just begun, and we can’t wait to see where this incredible journey leads.”

Former India captain Mithali Raj also shared her excitement, noting, “It is so exciting that cricket is now an Olympic sport and will make its return at LA28. Players will get the chance to compete for an Olympic gold medal and be part of the games, which will be so special. It’s also a chance for more fans around the world to enjoy our fantastic sport.”

This development marks a significant milestone for cricket, as it returns to the Olympic stage, giving the sport’s stars a chance to aspire to Olympic gold at the XXXIV Olympiad.

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Robert Baratheon is a Sub Editor at OnlineWiki, writing on Technology News, World News and categories comes under Sports. He has been writing for two years, and loves to explore new tech. When not tinkering with the coolest smartphones or roaming around the world, you will find him vibing to evergreen songs and sipping on great coffee.

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