The International Cricket Council (ICC) has proposed six-team T20 events for men and women to the Organizing Committee of the Los Angeles 2028 Olympic Games (LA28).
Earlier, some reports claimed that cricket would not make it to the LA 2028 Olympics. However, acc ESPN cricinoa final call will be received from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) around October.
LA28 organizers are expected to finalize the list of new sports for the 2028 edition by March. The same will be ratified at the IOC meeting in Mumbai, which is expected to take place in October.
If ICC’s proposal is accepted, the top six T20I teams, men’s and women’s, according to official rankings, are expected to compete at the LA 2028 Olympics on a deadline date.
The report added that the T20 version was proposed by the ICC for the Olympics as they were informed by LA28 and the IOC that the format should be one in which a World Cup would be held and that it would also be a compact one should last.
Additionally, it was revealed that LA28 has instructed the ICC that both the men’s and women’s events must be restricted to a single venue if cricket is given the green light. Incidentally, during the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, cricket was played at a single venue (Edgbaston) with women’s T20 teams taking part in the event.
In addition to cricket, baseball/softball, flag football, lacrosse, breakdancing, karate, kickboxing, squash and motorsports are all competing for a spot at the Los Angeles 2028 Olympics.
The IOC will study all proposals before finalizing the sports that could be added to the list of 28, which was finalized back in February 2022.
BCCI Secretary Jay Shah has been appointed to the ICC Olympic Games Working Group
In a related development, BCCI Secretary Jay Shah was added to the ICC’s Olympic Working Group. The committee, chaired by ICC Chairman Greg Barclay, also includes Indra Nooyi (Independent Director) and former US Cricket President Paraag Marathe.
The addition of Shah is seen as a strategic move. The ICC believes Shah’s involvement could potentially give them a potentially influential boost in their negotiations with the IOC over the inclusion of cricket in the Olympics.
https://www.sportskeeda.com/cricket/news-cricket-s-push-olympic-inclusion-icc-proposes-six-team-t20-competition-men-women-2028-la-games?utm_source=feed&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=sportskeeda ICC proposes a six-team T20 competition for men and women at the 2028 LA Games