Cricket is set to make a historic return to the Olympic Games, marking its comeback after more than a century. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has formally approved the inclusion of cricket in the upcoming Los Angeles 2028 Olympics, reinstating the sport’s status in this global sporting event.
After receiving confirmation from the IOC, the global sport of cricket is poised to return to the Olympic Games program for the first time since the year 1900. That was the only time Cricket was included in the Olympics.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) spearheaded the proposal and a comprehensive two-year effort to introduce cricket into the Olympic Games program. Last week, LA28 also recommended the inclusion of cricket to the IOC.
This development will significantly enhance the global reach of this popular sport, providing an opportunity to connect with a new generation of cricket enthusiasts and fans worldwide.
Moreover, This decision represents a significant development for cricket enthusiasts and athletes alike, as it opens up new opportunities for the sport on the global stage and underscores its growing popularity and recognition.
Cricket was part of the recently concluded Asian Games too. India emerged victorious against Afghanistan in the final to clinch a gold medal.