ICC mulls bid for Games

Source:Agencies Published: 2017/3/30 23:48:40

The time is right for cricket to return to the Olympic Games and a decision on applying for inclusion in 2024 will have to be made within months, the head of the sport's governing body said Thursday.

The founder of the modern Olympic Games, Frenchman Pierre de Coubertin, was enthusiastic about cricket, a sport dominated by Britain and former British colonies such as Australia and India, but it has only once featured in a Games - in Paris in 1900.

"We need to make a decision by, I guess, July of this year so that we can submit an application by September," Dave Richardson, chief executive of the International Cricket Council (ICC), told reporters.

The IOC will choose between 2024 bid cities Paris and LA at a meeting in Lima, Peru in September, with new sports also under consideration. Baseball and softball are set to return in Tokyo in 2020.


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