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Old July 17, 2014, 02:41 AM
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Cricket is one of the most favorite sports in the world but it is not included in the Olympic. Do you think it should be include in the Olympic?
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Old July 17, 2014, 03:47 AM
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it was in the commonwealth games once, didn't seem to quite fit for mine, much prefer teams playing a test series personally but if it was in the olympics it wouldn't bother me, cricket is cricket.
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Old July 17, 2014, 05:46 AM
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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: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cricket...ummer_Olympics
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Old July 17, 2014, 08:54 AM
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Cricket is one of the most favorite sports in the world but it is not included in the Olympic. Do you think it should be include in the Olympic?
We are not winning any medals on it. So "no". Unnecessary expenses (PMs tagging along as observer) plus schedule conflicts for many.
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Old July 17, 2014, 04:33 PM
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Too long.
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better to have free cheerleader show than having short cricket
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