After a recent meeting between the board members of the International Cricket Council for the discussions regarding future cricket leagues and tournaments, some new decisions were also taken which hopefully bring cricket back in the Olympics games.
Talking about the other countries, the Board of Control for Cricket in India and England Cricket Board is looking forward to playing in the Olympics and the chairman of England Cricket Board has also talked about the same topic in a meeting last week.
BCCI’S LONG LAST DREAM FINALLY COMES TRUE
BCCI has been trying a lot to add cricket in the Olympics games but they couldn’t make it happen. But as the International Cricket Council has also agreed to this and is trying to add cricket to the Olympics, it looks like BCCI’s dream will finally get fulfilled. Earlier only BCCI was trying for it but now the topmost body in the World cricket fraternity has supported them.
Also, the Indian women cricket team will be playing in the 2022 Commonwealth Games too which will be held in Birmingham.
However, there haven’t been any official decisions been taken by the board regarding the Olympics. The game format is yet to be finalized and things are expected to be finalized in the ICC’s meeting which is going to held next week.
As cricket in Olympics has to be completed within 10 days, the 10 overs format is the most appropriate one and also it would be exciting as there is hardly another tournament which has a 10 overs format. Also, it will reduce the time it takes to finish a match. As there will be a lot of countries participating, time will be an issue.
Though as per the Olympics rules and regulations, the format which will be used has to be officially approved by the apex body of the game, and ICC’s regulations do not have any T10 format or related guidelines. Though ICC did approve the T10 tournament last year which took place in Abu Dhabi.