Cricket’s addition was officially approved by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) today during the 141st IOC Session in Mumbai, following a recommendation by LA28 last week. The ICC is excited about the approval of cricket’s inclusion in the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics (LA28).
This decision was formally endorsed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) during the 141st IOC Session in Mumbai, following LA28’s recommendation from last week.
The inclusion of cricket in the Olympics marks the end of a two-year effort by the ICC to create a compelling proposal aligned with Olympic values and LA28’s goal of delivering a remarkable experience for athletes, fans, partners, and the local community. This also marks cricket’s return to the Olympics, the first time since 1900.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has officially announced that cricket will be included in the 2028 Olympic Games in Los Angeles
The Olympics are expected to attract over 3 billion viewers through TV and online platforms. This offers cricket a special chance to connect with fresh audiences and expand the sport’s global presence, creating an opportunity for a new generation of cricket fans.
Responding to this development, ICC Chairman Greg Barclay remarked, “We are thrilled that cricket’s inclusion in the LA28 Olympic Games has been confirmed by the IOC Session today. To have the opportunity to showcase our great sport at the LA28 Games and hopefully, many Olympic Games to come will be great for players and fans alike.”
“I’d like to thank the International Olympic Committee and LA28 for their support and for their trust in our organization’s ability to deliver a world-class event and countless new Olympic fans from all over the world. The fact that the IOC confirmation of our selection occurred here in Mumbai, during the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup, is truly icing on the cake. The innings has just begun, and we can’t wait to see where this incredible journey leads,” Barclay further shared.
Mithali Raj, the former captain of the Indian cricket team and the highest-ever female run-scorer, stated:
“It is so exciting that cricket is now an Olympic sport and will make its return at LA28. Players will get the chance to compete for an Olympic gold medal and be part of the games which will be so special. It’s also a chance for more fans around the world to enjoy our fantastic sport.”