Cricket has been included in the 2028 Olympic games in Los Angeles. According to the report by the Guardian, Cricket will be one of the newly included sports, alongside flag football, baseball and softball. The Los Angeles Organising Committee has confirmed the list of disciplines to be added to the Olympic Games. They will officially announce the additions after the International Olympic Committee’s session in Mumbai.
In 1900, England and France have played Cricket for once in the history of Olympics. England registered a 185-run victory in a 12-a-side match. It is still unclear whether other sports will have to trim the number of disciplines to help the IOC adhere to the limit it set of 10,500 athletes at a Summer Olympics. The addition of five team sports will inflate the number of participants.
In Los Angeles, there will be a T20 men’s and women’s tournament that will open up a potentially lucrative commercial market in the Asian subcontinent.