Cricket likely to be included as a sport for the 2028 Olympics

Women's cricket has recently been included in the 2022 Commonwealth Games, with Team India likely to participate as well.
Cricket likely to be included as a sport for the 2028 OlympicsCricket likely to be included as a sport for the 2028 Olympics
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Cricket could be included in the 2028 Olympics, as the ICC is working towards getting the sport included for the Los Angeles Games, MCC World Cricket Committee chairman Mike Gatting stated. 

The BCCI has recently come under the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA), which is an affiliate of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), and this step could help cricket enter the world's grandest sporting event, as all sporting federations competing in the Olympics need to be overseen by the WADA. 

"We were talking with Manu Sawhney the ICC chief executive, and he was very hopeful we can get cricket into the 2028 Olympics," Gatting was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo.

"That's what they're working towards at the moment and that would be a huge bonus for cricket worldwide, it would be fantastic."

Gatting said, "It's two weeks, that's a good thing about it, it's not a month, so it's one of those (events) where scheduling for two weeks should be fine once every four years once you do the first one.

"You're going to have - one hopes - a four-year period, once you know you've been accepted into the Olympics, that gives you a chance to actually shape your two weeks, so it's not as if it is butted into the schedule.

"I think the next 18 months will be very interesting as to how we do that. One of the problems has been negated, where the BCCI is now working with NADA, the drugs agency, which it wasn't previously a part of.

"That will help a long way towards the sport being whole, which is what we need it to be to apply for the Olympics, both men and women to play and all countries to comply," he said.

Women's cricket has recently been included in the 2022 Commonwealth Games, with team India likely to participate as well. 

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