What do cheerleading, flag soccer, lacrosse, baseball, softball, and cricket have in frequent? All are vying for a spot within the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Video games in Los Angeles.
In a number of weeks, we could have a clearer sense of cricket’s probabilities of making the Olympics, albeit the final word choice won’t be made till subsequent 12 months.
The organisers of LA28 will invite probably the most severe opponents to present a presentation subsequent month, and the Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC), the sport’s world regulatory physique, faces a troublesome job whether it is invited to Los Angeles. To this point, no invitation has been granted to the ICC or any of the aspiring disciplines for that matter.
We Hope That Cricket Is Taken To Los Angeles: Greg Barclay
“One in all our strategic priorities is to get into the LA Olympics. The choice is made by the IOC in session with the LOC of LA28. All we will do is put our greatest foot ahead and hope that cricket is taken into LA,” the ICC chairman Greg Barclay advised Cricbuzz just lately.
“We consider that there’s a singular alternative within the partnership of cricket, the Olympic Motion and LA2028. We wish our international fanbase of 1 billion-plus to be a part of the world’s biggest sporting occasion. We wish our greatest gamers and most dynamic format to benefit from the distinctive international platform of the Video games,” Barclay was quoted as saying by Wall Road Journal.
The ICC’s bid has flaws, comparable to a scarcity of actual infrastructure for the sport and a big following for cricket in the USA, but it surely has put its greatest foot ahead by awarding a World Cup to America (2024 T20 World Cup together with the West Indies). India will play a few T20Is towards the West Indies in the USA as early as August.
The ICC will make these causes, in addition to one billion fan base arguments, however first, it should make the IOC’s and LA28’s “severe candidates” record, which is predicted to be launched within the coming weeks.
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