2028 Olympics: The ICC has recommended six-team T20 competitions for both men and women to LA28, the organisation in charge of planning the 2028 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, as part of its ongoing efforts to get cricket onto the main international sporting calendar.
Despite rumours to the contrary, ESPNcricinfo has learned that no decision has yet been made regarding cricket’s participation in the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics. Instead, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will make a final determination in October following the completion of the LA28 organisers’ list of new sports by March. These will subsequently be validated at the IOC session in Mumbai, which is scheduled to take place in or around October of this year.
If the proposal is adopted, the six competing teams. Would most likely be the top six in the ICC men’s and women’s T20 rankings on a cut-off date.
Before agreeing on a tournament plan, the ICC is currently discussing options with the LA28 organisers.
T20 was proposed as the format LA28 and the IOC both notified the ICC. That the format should be one in which a world championship is contested (excluding T10. for example). Have a brief duration (excluding ODIs), and have a significant amount of spectator engagement.
Greg Barclay, the chairman of the ICC, is joined by independent director Indra Nooyi. Paraag Marathe, and BCCI secretary Jay Shah. On the working committee for the Olympics (former USA Cricket president).
Jay Shah 2028 Olympics statement
Shah, who chairs the financial and commercial affairs committee and represents the BCCI on the ICC board, was purposefully included. The IOC has designated India as a key market due to the country’s intention to host the Olympics soon. And the ICC believes Shah’s presence might give its discussions. with the IOC on include cricket at sport’s biggest international. Event a substantial and possibly strong push.
It has come to our attention that the working group. Given an overview of its discussions with LA28 to the ICC members.