December 8, 2022


Cricket’s bid for an Olympic spot obtained a jolt when it was excluded from the provisional checklist of 28 sports activities for the 2028 Los Angeles Video games, together with three different sports activities, by the Worldwide Olympic Committee (IOC).

Cricket, which has featured on the Olympics simply as soon as in 1900 Paris Video games, weightlifting and fashionable pentathlon have didn’t make the minimize for the LA Video games on Thursday.

The IOC has given boxing and weightlifting federations 18 months time to set their home in an effort to be thought of for the LA Video games as these sport was stricken by problems with corruption and doping.

In fashionable pentathlon’s case, the Olympic physique has requested it to take away equestrian leaping from the occasion.

Athletics, archery, badminton, basketball, tennis and wrestling are a few of the sports activities which were provisionally added to the Los Angeles Olympics programme.

In 1990 Paris Video games, cricket made its maiden and solely look the place it was performed between simply two nations.

In addition to Olympics, the opposite multi-sport by which cricket featured was solely within the 1998 Commonwealth Video games.

Cricket, nonetheless, will make its return to the Commonwealth Video games in subsequent 12 months’s Birmingham CWG within the type of a girls’s Twenty20 occasion.

In August this 12 months, the ICC had began preparations for cricket’s inclusion within the Olympics.

However the IOC takes into consideration a sport’s recognition, value, complexity, uniqueness and relevance in the direction of younger individuals as elements earlier than together with them within the Olympic programme.

The ICC, cricket’s governing physique, at the moment has 12 full members and 94 affiliate members.

Skateboarding, browsing and sports activities climbing, which made profitable Olympic debuts in Tokyo, have managed to retain their spots.

The provisional checklist of 28 sports activities shall be submitted for approval on the IOC session in February subsequent 12 months.

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