October 1, 2022
Cricket at 2032 Olympics? Cricket Australia target sport's inclusion at Brisbane Games- BPN TODAY

Cricket at 2032 Olympics? Cricket Australia target sport’s inclusion at Brisbane Games

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Cricket Australia target the inclusion of the sport at 2032 Olympics
  • Cricket has been shortlisted for possible inclusion at the 2028 Olympics
  • Australia women’s cricket team won Gold at Commonwealth Games 2022

Cricket Australia wants to target the inclusion of the sport at the 2032 Brisbane Olympics to maintain the game’s position at the heart of the country’s sporting culture. Cricket has been shortlisted for possible inclusion at the 2028 Olympics along with eight other sports and the International Cricket Council (ICC) will make a presentation to organizers later this month.

The host city can include any sport but needs the approval of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Women’s T20 cricket made its Commonwealth Games debut in Birmingham last month with Australia beating India by nine runs in the final to claim the inaugural gold medal.

The inclusion of cricket in the 2032 Olympics and Paralympics is part of the “sustainable future” strand of the plan, which also aims to improve the fan experience, expand the grassroots and continue Australia’s success on the world stage.

Cricket Australia has set a target of at least three ICC tournament triumphs over the next five years for both the men’s and women’s national teams. “This strategy contains both a vision and a clear plan for how we can achieve bold, transformative change while also meeting our core responsibilities,” CA chief executive Nick Hockley said.

“I would like to thank everyone across the game for their passion and commitment as we work to unite and inspire everyone to love and play cricket, and in so doing make cricket a sport for all that makes Australians proud.”

 
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