If Rome hosts the Olympics, cricket will be included,” Simone Gambino, president of the Federazione Cricket Italiana (FCI) told ESPNcricinfo. “We have had a firm commitment from the organising committee.
There is will be a debate whether 16 teams or 12 teams will compete in the Olympics, but the condition is that countries from all over the globe must be represented. If 12 teams are included, three might come from Europe, Three from Asia, two from Africa, two or three from America and the Caribbean and two to three from South Pacific areas. This and much more was discussed in the ICC Annual Conference at Edinburgh.
Other matters the members of the conference dealt with was the unanimous election of Saudi Arabia as the 39th associate member of the ICC. Also it was decided that an ICC delegation will visit USA and Nepal after the cricketing boards of both nations were banned.