BCCI allows India to participate in Olympics
Finally, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has given permission to send cricket teams to the Olympics and Commonwealth Games. This has been allowed for both the Indian men’s team and the women’s team. As a result, the door of cricket is going to be open for the Olympics again.
At the beginning of the Olympics in 1900, cricket was included. But then it was dropped out of the Olympics. In the last 120 years, various demands and proposals have been made to add cricket to the Olympics, but in the end it was not implemented. However, after this decision of India, cricket is going to see the light of hope this time.
The BCCI’s Apex Council met on Friday (April 16). Several important issues are discussed there. Among them was the issue of allowing cricket teams to play in the Olympics and Commonwealth Games. A positive decision has come from that meeting. According to the BCCI, they are interested in playing a role in the globalization of cricket, which is why they have allowed their team to play in these two tournaments.
With the BCCI’s permission, the Indian women’s cricket team will take part in next year’s Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England. The Indian men’s cricket team has the opportunity to participate in the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics. However, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has to confirm the inclusion of cricket in the Los Angeles Olympics.
Every athlete has to go through a dope test to participate in the Olympics. But their decision was pending for so long as the BCCI refused to go under the anti-doping agency. At the last meeting they decided to go under the anti-doping agency and also play in the Olympics.