Cricket hopes to attend the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics, ICC expects


Cricket is on its way to joining the 2028 Olympics in Los Angeles, MCC World Cricket Committee President Mike Gatting said after a speech by the new ICC Executive Chairman Manu Sawhney before the Lords last week .

Gatting revealed that the ICC chief told the MCC cricket committee that great progress had been made to ensure that the game had a global platform.

"We were talking with the ICC executive president, Manu Sawhney, and I was very hopeful that we could achieve cricket at the 2028 Olympics," Gatting said. "They are working right now and it will be a great advantage for cricket worldwide. It will be fantastic," he said.

"Gating said:" I think a statement will be published in the next few days to confirm that women will play at the Commonwealth Games in Edgbaston, "said Gating." We hope they cover that, which will be fantastic. "

Among other things, the committee also discussed the security situation in Sri Lanka after the Easter bombings of 2019, and also Pakistan, which has faced almost a shortage of international cricket in the country since the attack on the Sri Lankan team in Lahore. Decade ago

Gatting said the committee was eager to see the resumption of tourism in the nation after 10 years, and that MCC would be interested in sending its own tourism team through the reopening of the door, the last security check ever made. Pending

"We had a brief presentation by [PCB managing director] Wasim Khan," Gatting said. "I don't see that there is any reason why we can't organize an MCC tour there, and other teams have to make their own assessment of how safe it is to play there."