Mumbai: Cricket and four other new sports will be included at the 2028 Olympic Games in Los Angeles. International Olympic Committee’s session in Mumbai approved cricket, baseball/softball, flag football, squash and lacrosse for inclusion in the 2028 Olympics.
The proposal from the Organising Committee of the Olympic Games Los Angeles 2028 (@LA28) to include five new sports in the programme has been accepted by the IOC Session.
Baseball/softball, cricket (T20), flag football, lacrosse (sixes) and squash will be in the programme at…
— IOC MEDIA (@iocmedia) October 16, 2023
A week back, the IOC’s executive board accepted a proposal by LA organisers for Twenty20 cricket to be included along with the four other new events. The final choice was voted on Monday at the IOC session in Mumbai.
But no decision has been made on the number of teams, or how they will qualify to the Olympics.
Cricket last featured at the 1900 Paris Olympics, when a team from Britain beat a side representing France.