Cricket not included in the provisional list of games for 2028 Los Angeles Olympics

Cricket was not included on the tentative list of 28 games for the 2028 Olympics, which would be held in Los Angeles, which might be seen as a loss. Only 12 countries are full-time members of cricket, while 94 countries are associate members. However, cricket will make an appearance at the next Commonwealth Games, where the Women’s T20 competition will be held. Furthermore, cricket has only been included in the Olympics once, in the year 1900, when the Olympics were held in the city of Paris.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) put forth a lot of effort to make cricket a part of the Olympic Games in 2028. However, when assessing whether a sport may make it to the Olympics, various variables are taken into account, including the popularity of the sport, its relevance, its expense, and its distinctiveness, and cricket did not make the cut. The list of 28 sports will now be presented to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in February of the following year for approval. In the meantime, sports like climbing, skateboarding, and surfing will be included in the 2028 Olympics.

Basketball, tennis, badminton, archery, and athletics, among other sports, will continue to be played at the Olympics. Boxing and weightlifting, on the other hand, may confront certain difficulties. Weightlifting has been in the spotlight due to multiple corruption allegations, and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has given the weightlifting and boxing federations one and a half years to resolve these allegations of corruption and doping.