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Why isn't cricket in the Olympic Games?

Updated: 9/27/2023
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15y ago

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Here are 2 reasons :

1. The Olympics sports were selected by and for European countries ,that's also why there's a winter Olympics as well

2.England and the Cricket world has not made any effort to be a part of the Olympics before.

This could change as some cricketers are seeing the wisdom of being in the Olympics and there is even an online petition at Cricket2012Games to get Cricket into the 2012 Olympics.

Cricket was featured in the 1900 Olympics and even though it is the second most popular sport in the world, only two teams competed, England (Gold) and France (Silver).

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For a sport to be included in the Olympics it must be widely played by men and women, in at least 75 and 50 countries, respectively and on four continents.

Cricket doesn't have the global appeal but with the advent of Twenty20 Cricket, there are currently some moves to try and have cricket added for the 2020 Olympic Games.

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Yes, cricket is a sport played with a bat and ball. There or two teams of 11 players and ach team has its own captain, multiple batsmen, multiple bowlers and other players acting as fielders. It is a bat-and-ball game played on a roughly elliptical grass field, in the centre of which is a flat strip, called a pitch.

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Yes! I have never played it but I have learned a lot about it last year!!

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Yes, Cricket was played as an Olympic Sport in the 1900 Paris games. But due to lack of interest it was dropped. The reason why it has not featured since is because the IOC failed to recognise it as a sport! In 2007 this changed when the IOC provisionally recognised it as a sport. But the earliest games it could appear in will be 2020.

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cricket is not an olympic sport (i am not sure )

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i love cricket and i think that it should be an olympic sport however it already has its own world cup and alot of veryations to the game like 20/20 and test cricket and 1 day internationals

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The only time cricket was played as part of the Olympics was at the 1900 Summer Olympics. Only one match was played, with Great Britain beating France.

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