Former Indian cricketer Atul Wassan talked about how the T20 format presents a chance for groups to compete in opposition to sturdy cricketing nations within the Olympics and stated that gamers like Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma want to have an Olympic medal of their trophy cupboard. In the lately concluded nineteenth Asian Games, India despatched a comparatively inexperienced crew that claimed the gold medal. In gentle of the performances of groups like Afghanistan and Netherlands within the T20 format, Wassan feels that with 5 years to go earlier than the 2028 Olympics, groups can have an opportunity to develop and compete within the T20 format.
“There are five years for the 2028 Olympics. I feel that teams will develop and they will give good competition and if India wants the medal, they will need to send their main team. Big cricketers can win the World Cup but if a big player gets an opportunity to claim an Olympic medal they will definitely work towards it like Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma will want to have an Olympic medal,” Wassan advised ANI.
“The format of T20 has become so popular and because of that, you can organize a tournament quickly with more teams. If you look at T20 there are teams like Afghanistan, Netherlands… they can compete with top teams in the T20 format,” Wassan added.
The 2028 occasion may even embrace sports activities like baseball/softball, lacrosse, squash and flag soccer. The proposal from the Organising Committee of the Olympic Games Los Angeles 2028 to incorporate these video games within the programme was accepted on the 141st IOC session being held in Mumbai.
Cricket made its sole look on the 1900 Paris Olympics wherein Great Britain defeated France within the last. But it’s now being performed in Commonwealth Games and Asian Games.
“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 LA28. #IOCMumbai2023,” IOC Media posted on ‘X’.
The IOC session in Mumbai was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday. The session serves as a key assembly of the members of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Important choices concerning the way forward for the Olympic video games are made on the IOC Sessions. India is internet hosting the IOC session for the second time after a spot of about 40 years. The IOC’s 86th session was held in New Delhi in 1983.
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