IOC President Rogge Wishes For Cricket To Be Part Of Olympics

The president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Jacques Rogge, has said that he would love for cricket to become a part of the Olympics. According to Rogge, T20 game could make an impression in the Olympics given its length and hence, may be considered in the future.

So far, cricket has been played once each in the Olympics, Asian Games and the Commonwealth Games. In fact, cricket made its only appearance in the Olympics in 1900. But recently, there have been talks of cricket being included in the Olympics.

However, what could be a hindrance is that the body which looks after cricket at the international level, the ICC, hasn’t yet decided whether they want to submit a formal application to have cricket included in the Olympics. Rogge did say that they would welcome an application for cricket, but ICC spokespersons have said that they have no such plans yet.

Rogge admitted that while he could not play the game, he understood the rules of the game well and said that he had watched the likes of Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne play the game.

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