The game of cricketer being a part of the Olympics is an age-old dream that boards around the world are dreaming off still. It is upto the Big 3 in BCCI, England & Wales Cricket Board and the Australian Cricket Board to make united efforts in helping the sport being played at that level. The Tokyo Olympics 2020 just concluded a few days ago with the game of cricket still not being a part of it.
Recently England & Wales Cricket Board CEO, spoke to the Hindustan Times on how soon the game of cricket will be a part of the most celebrated sporting event in the world.
ECB To Play Big Role For Cricket In Olympics
“I think we will have a leading role. My chairman Ian Watmore is heading the working committee that is working out on cricket’s inclusion in IOC,” said the ECB CEO Tom Harrison while replying to a Hindustan Times query during a virtual interaction.
Speaking more about ECB’s role to bring Cricket to the Olympics, Harrison said that the governing bodies will have to work unitedly if they are to materialise this dream.
“Personally, it is something which I have been pushing for a very long time. It is a big opportunity for cricket to continue its growth. I feel strongly that the role of governing bodies is to grow and protect their respective sports. I think it is such an exciting opportunity for cricket to stretch beyond its usual traditional values” Harrison further said.
Ashes On As Per Schedule: Tom Harrison
Harrison further spoke about the upcoming Ashes series against Australia in Australia. Cricket Australia have sent a statement that they will be allowing the England players to bring their families to the country for the upcoming series. This was their big step towards ensuring that the series is played as scheduled.
“All the right conversations are happening at government level in Australia, and we will be using our own diplomatic channels in the UK to ensure that the view of the players and the ECB (is heard),” Harrison said.