Cricket in the 2028 Olympics (Los Angeles)

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Victorian
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Re: Cricket in the 2028 Olympics (Los Angeles)?

Post by Victorian » Tue Oct 10, 2023 12:37 pm

Ray’s right. I happened to see highlights the other day of the European T10 from a few months ago and Spain beat Ireland XI. Obviously not the real Ireland team but still…CC have got to use ODI and T20 WC funding to establish pathways and high performance competition or they’ll have squandered the opportunity.

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Re: Cricket in the 2028 Olympics (Los Angeles)

Post by ray » Mon Oct 16, 2023 7:01 am

It's official. Cricket returns for the Los Angeles Olympiad. It will surely increase cricket's visibility worldwide though it remains to be seen in which countries the game grows. It may be more of a boost to women's game.

Apparently, the new sports will be re-evaluated before inclusion for subsequent Olympics but with Australia the host for '32 and India likely for '36 it looks likely cricket is here for a while.

https://www.espncricinfo.com/story/cric ... 28-1403570

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Re: Cricket in the 2028 Olympics (Los Angeles)

Post by timmyj51 » Mon Oct 16, 2023 11:08 am

LA Olympics almost five years out. Much more important is next years WC. Will
see what kind of response this gets with mainstream Americans. Still believe
"Team USA" will get free pass in 2028 so we'll have to endure the farce of
weekenders playing India, OZ, England, etc., not to mention one full member
denied their Olympic dreams.

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Re: Cricket in the 2028 Olympics (Los Angeles)

Post by ray » Tue Nov 28, 2023 7:21 am

Olympic participation - check
Pan American Games - ???

Will the region's cricket boards and ICC Americas make a push for including cricket in this hemisphere's biggest multi-sport competition? Why not? Surely lacrosse will try for inclusion. Cricket must as well. Have they already done so?

This article seems to think it is already happening, though I haven't yet seen any confirmation.
https://buenosairesherald.com/sports/cr ... a-comeback
Argentina is still a long way from competing at the biggest stages, but with cricket becoming an Olympic sport for LA 2028, it will also be played at the 2027 Pan American Games. There, the AAC hopes the Albiceleste‘s South American dominance will bring the sport to the front pages once again.
Even if Colombia 2027 is not on the cards, starting the discussion for cricket's inclusion should start now.

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