Cricket to be included in Olympics 2024 if Rome wins bid


Cricket will be one of the games included in Olympics 2024, if Rome wins the bid to host the games, according to the President of the Italian cricket board. Rome is one of the cities bidding for the games alongside Paris (France), Los Angeles (USA) and Budapest (Hungary). As per the new regulations, they will have the chance to add five sports in the Olympics. France Cricket too is making an attempt to win the bid, making a similar commitment.  If Rome does win the bid, the cricket matches may be hosted in the city of Bologna, where the World Cricket league Division Four matches were

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.


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