In a groundbreaking decision, cricket has been formally included in the lineup of sports for the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics. The proposal put forth by the Organising Committee of the Olympic Games Los Angeles 2028 was resoundingly accepted during the 141st International Olympic Committee (IOC) Session.
This pivotal session took place at the state-of-the-art Jio World Convention Centre in Mumbai, adding significance to this historic announcement.
More games to be include in Olympics Games Los Angeles 2028
In addition to cricket, the roster for LA28 will feature an array of exciting sports, including baseball-softball, flag football, lacrosse (sixes), and squash. This diverse selection of sports promises to bring an electrifying and unforgettable Olympic experience to athletes and fans alike, marking a new era of inclusivity and excitement for the global sporting community.
Cricket will be played in T20 format in the Olympics 2028….!!!!
– First time in 128 years of Olympic history. pic.twitter.com/Gz0vxr1Y6X
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) October 16, 2023
Cricket in Olympics Games Los Angeles 2028
The IOC session approved a proposal by the 2028 Los Angeles Organizing Committee (@LA28) to add five new sports to the program. LA28 will feature baseball/softball, cricket (T20), flag football, lacrosse (six-a-side), and squash,” the ROK announced on X, previously (Twitter).
Here is what IOC said
“We’re witnessing a surge in cricket’s popularity, especially in the dynamic T20 format. The World Cup (50 overs) is already a tremendous success,” Bach expressed during the media briefing following the conclusion of the two-day Executive Board meeting on October 13.
In an exciting development, cricket’s shortest format, alongside baseball-softball, lacrosse (sixes), squash, and flag football, has been given the nod for inclusion exclusively in the Los Angeles Games in 2028. This marks cricket’s return to the Olympics for the first time since 1900.
Five sports have been proposed by the @LA28 Organising Committee for inclusion at the Olympic Games in Los Angeles in five years' time:
🏈 Flag football
The final decision will be made in the coming days. pic.twitter.com/kU1303jY0A
— The Olympic Games (@Olympics) October 9, 2023
The organizing committee for the Los Angeles Games had proposed a six-team event for both men’s and women’s T20 cricket, with the United States fielding teams as the host nation. However, final determinations regarding the number of teams and the qualification system will be made at a later date.