The International Olympic Committee has officially granted approval for the inclusion of cricket in the prestigious 2028 Los Angeles Olympics. This momentous announcement was made today (16), marking a historic milestone for the sport.
The International Olympic Committee released an official statement confirming this development after securing approval during the 141st International Olympic Session held in Mumbai.
Remarkably, this marks the return of cricket to the Olympic Games after a hiatus of 128 years. The sport had previously featured in the Olympics only once, back in the year 1900.
The inclusion of cricket in the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics is expected to captivate a global audience, connecting new viewers to the spirit of the Games. With an estimated audience exceeding three billion people, the event is set to be watched by enthusiasts worldwide through television and digital platforms, creating a unique opportunity for the sport.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) expressed their enthusiasm about this decision, emphasizing that this historic moment will not only engage new generations of cricket enthusiasts but also contribute significantly to cricket’s global popularity.