BCCI bats for cricket’s Olympic inclusion

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Cricket’s bid for Olympic inclusion has obtained backing from the Indian board which mentioned it was now eager to assist the sport grow to be a part of the world’s largest sporting extravaganza.

Cricket final featured within the 1900 Olympics in Paris and the International Cricket Council (ICC) has been pushing for the inclusion of the game’s Twenty20 format within the 2028 Games in Los Angeles.

The Board of Control for India (BCCI), the world’s richest cricket board, had beforehand had issues in regards to the thought, fearing it would lose its autonomy and grow to be answerable to the nation’s Olympic committee.

The BCCI, nevertheless, seems to have modified its stance following a digital Apex Committee assembly on Friday.

“We are exploring that opportunity,” BCCI treasurer Arun Singh Dhumal instructed Reuters by phone.

“We’re keen but how the modalities would be worked out, we’re working on that aspect.”

The BCCI additionally agreed to ship its girls’s group to subsequent yr’s Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

Cricket made its first Commonwealth Games look in 1998 when the South African males’s group received the gold medal in Kuala Lumpur.

Dhumal mentioned the council had short-listed venues for this yr’s Twenty20 World Cup to be performed in India in October-November.

“We’re discussing it with the ICC, it’s a work in progress,” he mentioned.

Local media reported Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium, the world’s largest cricket stadium with a capability of 132,000, will host the ultimate.

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