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Old July 17, 2014, 05:46 AM
battye battye is offline
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Maybe as an exhibition sport?

But the ideal time to do this would have been London 2012. England could have played a one-off Test match against someone.

If you try and have an official Olympic tournament it becomes too difficult though. Countries will send undermanned squads if it clashes with a domestic T20 or existing international fixtures, etc. And then the question of what to do with West Indies. Do Jamaica, Guyana, etc compete separately? Do England, Scotland and Wales compete or does Great Britain? Then they can't be full international matches, which diminishes the value of the event.

Amazingly cricket has actually happened at the Olympics once before, in 1900. Great Britain beat France in the only match:
"Big six by the big man" - Wasim Akram & Sunil Gavaskar on Mark Cosgrove
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