Cricket in Olympics?
Cricketers around the word are in a compulsory undeclared holidays. Every sportsman is spending a closed holiday at home missing the professional interests. Sports intellectual and players providing different idea and opinions for the development of cricket. This time English captain Eoin Morgan has come with a beautiful idea.
Morgan opines that cricket event can be included in Olympic games again. But the format will be like the T10 league. That means every innings will be for 10 overs. Due to long duration of cricket, it is not included in Olympics. The authorities didn’t include cricket because of its time consumption. It takes half of the day to complete a match.
“The Olympics authority can include cricket without conventional three formats of modern cricket. They can introduce cricket as T10 format in commonwealth games to make the games more attractive. If they include T10 the whole tournament will need only 10 days.”
Cricket was included in Olympics in last century. In 1900, cricket in Olympics took place and the Great Britain won the gold medal at that time. After that cricket was excluded from the greatest show on the earth. A long duration is the main obstacle for its acceptability in Olympics.
Olympics is the greatest show on the earth. Every games are included there except the most second popular games, cricket. At the beginning it was not included for the longer format. But with the essence of shorter form of cricket this is the time to include cricket in Olympics. Hence idea from Morgan can fuel the appeal.