Cricket to be the part of games in 2028 Los Angeles Olympics, hoping positively ICC.
The dream of every cricketing fan may become reality in 2028 Olympics which will be held in the city of Los Angeles, USA as the ICC is working in the direction of getting the game counted in the register for the Los Angeles Games, MCC World Cricket Committee chairman Mike Gatting said.
Further he added “We were talking with Manu Sawhney the ICC chief executive, and he was very hopeful we can get cricket into the 2028 Olympics,”. In addition, he also said: “I believe there’s going to be an announcement out in the next few days just to confirm the women are going to be playing in the Commonwealth Games at Edgbaston,” in 2022. Gatting said; “We’re hoping they’re going to get the nod on that, which will be fantastic.”
Among many things, the committee also discussed the overall security and safety situation in Sri Lanka, following the 2019 Easter bombings, and also Pakistan, which has suffered from an almost black out of global cricket in the country since the attack on the Sri Lankan team and ICC officials’ buses in Lahore a decade ago.
On Sri Lanka, committee member Kumar Sangakkara anticipated that the forthcoming tour scheduled by England would go ahead.”All countries do their autonomous assessments about safety and the level of threat and I feel those questions have been answered very reasonably up to now,” Sangakkara said. “I don’t see that changing for the England tour but we will see discussions going ahead. I played cricket at heightened times of trouble in Sri Lanka and we’ve had those arrangements in place for teams to tour the country.”
As for Pakistan, Gatting said that the working group was willing to see the resumption of tours to the nation after 10 years, and MCC would be fascinated in directing a touring team of its own by way of re-opening the closed doors – concluding safety authorizations awaiting as endlessly.