BCCI gives a nod for 2028 Los Angeles Olympics

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has given a positive nod for the Indian cricket team’s participation in the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics if cricket is made a part of the same. Both the men’s and women’s teams will take part in the Olympic games if the is no objection from the Indian Olympic Association (IOA).

 

Cricket in Olympics?
Cricket in Olympics?

 

If the plan works out in favor, the Indian team will play a T20 event in the Olympics. These decisions were taken in the Apex Council meeting that was held on Friday, 16th April. Along with the Olympic Games, the apex council decided that the Mithali Raj and Harmanpreet Kaur-led Indian women’s team will also be sent to the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

“The members felt that just like tennis sends individual entries and IOA has no control in the matter, BCCI should also send its teams without any interference from the IOA. The BCCI is going to communicate its decision to the International Cricket Council (ICC),” a board official was quoted as per The Indian Express.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) had formed a special committee during December 2020 to work out things so as to include cricket in the 2028 Olympic Games. This would not just give a boost to the players, but also help in increasing the medals tally for the country and develop the sport as a whole. Not just the country, even the Olympic Board would benefit with the same as the engagement, popularity, and viewership will see a hike from worldwide.

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The Indian Women’s schedule for this year was also decided in the meeting. The Women’s T20 Challenge Trophy will be held this year during the men’s IPL Playoffs. Though the venue hasn’t been decided, Delhi is said to be a possibility.

The women in blue will be seen touring England and Australia this year before hosting West Indies in November 2021. Post the three tournaments, the women will be traveling to New Zealand for a tri-series in January 2022, just before the 2022 Women’s World Cup scheduled in March.

The board is also working on conducting domestic games for the women in both 50 over and 20 over formats.

Future tours for Indian Women’s Cricket Team

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