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June 9, 2011, 10:34 PM
International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge has voiced his support in favour of an ICC bid to have cricket regain it's status as an Olympic sport.

The International Cricket Council are set to decide at the end of the month whether they will apply to have a Twenty20 competition included at the 2020 Olympic Games. The sport has appeared at the Olympics only once, when Britain claimed gold against France in the 1900 final. Rogge - a self-confessed cricket fan - has welcomed the interest from the game's governing body.

"The ICC will decide at the end of June whether they will make an application," said the Belgian. "The incoming president might be interested. We would welcome an application.

"It's an important, popular sport and very powerful on television. It's a sport with a great tradition where mostly you have a respect of the ethics. In the Olympics, it will not be Test cricket, of course."

"It's tactically interesting, a game of patience, a game of great skills and the only sport where, after five days, you can draw!"

SOURCE (http://www.cricket365.com/news/story/6969720/Cricket-set-for-Olympic-return-)

June 10, 2011, 02:16 AM
It is not going to happen soon, maybe 2032?
It takes along time to get a sport into the olympics, as it has to go through a lot process, and then, national teams can't participate (those under contract of ECb, BCB, CA etc) as you can't be a professional in the Olympics.

June 10, 2011, 02:48 AM
ICC doesnt have time for olympics. they have much bigger plan for milking the t20 cash cow..

June 12, 2011, 06:37 PM
wait and see which decision will be taken at last. If it would be included in Olympic it were great.

June 13, 2011, 10:53 PM
crickets wont be a Olympic sports. Other nations capable of hosting Olympic apart from England ,Australia and SA would not invest that much money to build cricket stadiums

July 20, 2011, 04:41 AM
Cricket has not featured in the Olympics since then, though it has featured in other multi-sports events. And I would love to see cricket get a lot of media attention, it would definitely be good for the game.