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2024 Olympics: ‘Time is right’ for cricket bid – ICC chief Dave Richardson

2024 Olympics: ‘Time is right’ for cricket bid – ICC chief Dave Richardson

The “time is right” for cricket to apply for a place at the Olympics, according to International Cricket Council chief Dave Richardson.

Cricket has not been played at the Summer Games since Great Britain beat France to win gold in 1900.

But the ICC believes an Olympic Twenty20 tournament is the key to growing the game.

“I think the majority of the members – and certainly myself – think the time is right,” said Richardson.

“We’ve come to the conclusion that the overall benefit to the game, in terms of globalising and growing it, outweighs any negatives.

“We need to make a decision by July so we can make an application in time for September, when, as I understand it, the (International Olympic Committee) will consider new sports for 2024.”(BBC,2017).


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