13 October 2023
The International Olympic Committee accepted the inclusion of cricket for the Los Angeles 2028 Olympics, IOC president Thomas Bach announced after the IOC Executive Board meeting in Mumbai on Friday.
Thomas Bach, IOC president said "The proposal of the Los Angeles organising committee to introduce five new sports. These five sports are baseball, softball, flag football, lacrosse, squash and cricket. These proposals have been accepted as a package by the IOC Executive Board, taking into consideration that these proposals and these sports are fully in line with the sports culture of our host in 2028, with the American sports culture."
But all the new sports will still need to be voted in by the IOC membership in a ballot due to be held on Monday before they are assured of a place at the 2028 Games.
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