HomeCricketCricket and Four Other Sports Officially Confirmed For LA Olympics 2028

Cricket and Four Other Sports Officially Confirmed For LA Olympics 2028

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has officially confirmed the inclusion of cricket in the Los Angeles Olympics scheduled for 2028. This historic decision was made during the 141st IOC session, held in Mumbai on Monday. The cricket was last featured in the Games in 1900.

However, cricket is not the only sport that has received consideration. Along with cricket, the IOC officially announced the inclusion of four more sports, increasing the diversity and excitement of the Olympics in Los Angeles. Baseball-softball, flag football, lacrosse, and squash will join along with cricket.

Cricket at the LA28 Olympics will be played in the exhilarating T20 format. This shorter, action-packed version of the game has taken the cricketing world by storm, and it promises to be a perfect fit for the Olympic stage.

Cricket and Five Other Sports Officially Confirmed For LA Olympics 2028

The cricketing event at the Olympics is set to feature a six-team T20 tournament, with nations from around the world vying for glory. While several teams will aim to qualify, the United States is likely to secure a direct berth, courtesy of being the host nation. The IOC has also mentioned that the qualification process for the cricketing event will be announced at a later date. 

One notable point to remember is that the West Indies will not be competing at the Olympics as one unified team representing the Caribbean. This is due to Olympic rules that require each nation to have independent representation. This will be an interesting aspect to observe, as West Indian players may represent their countries at this prestigious event.

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