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Cricket finally gets approval to be a part of the 2028 Olympic Games

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In some great news for cricket, the International Olympic Committee has finally decided to include the sport in the Los Angeles Olympics 2028.

This comes after a long gap and fans couldn’t be more excited to watch their favourite sport being added.

Moreover, the inclusion of cricket came through a voting session during the 141st IOC meet in Mumbai.

Additionally, only three votes didn’t go in cricket’s way as two members didn’t want its inclusion and one member decided not to vote at all.

Apart from cricket, other sports that have been added for the Olympics are Baseball-softball, flag football, lacrosse (sixes), and squash.

Meanwhile, IOC President, Thomas Bach, has welcomed the inclusion of cricket with open arms.

We see growing popularity of cricket, particularly the T20 format. The World Cup (50 overs) is a huge success already.

Nita Ambani shares a heartfelt video over the inclusion of cricket in the LA Olympics

Meanwhile, IOC member, Nita Ambani has also shared her views on the inclusion of cricket in the LA Olympics 2028.

She is extremely happy that cricket is finally going to get good recognition in different geographical areas.

Moreover, she also feels that cricket’s international appeal will increase after its inclusion in the Olympics.

I am delighted that IOC members have voted to include cricket as an Olympic sport in the LA Summer Olympics 2028! Cricket is one of the most loved sports globally, and the second most watched. For 1.4 billion Indians, cricket is not just a sport, it’s a religion! So I’m delighted that this historic resolution was passed at the 141st IOC session taking place here in our country in Mumbai. The inclusion of cricket in the Olympics will create deeper engagement for the Olympic Movement in newer geographies. And at the same time, provides a boost to cricket’s growing international popularity.

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