17 October 2023
International Olympic Committee (IOC) approved Cricket and four other sports included lacrosse, flag football, softball-baseball, and squash for the 2028 Olympic Games in Los Angeles at an official IOC meeting in Mumbai on Monday with two delegates voting against the five new events.
Karl Stoss, Chair of the Olympic Programme Commission said " LA28 have considered a number of additional summer sports, assessing the potential alignment with the Games concept, and decided to officially propose a package of five sports, namely baseball/softball, cricket, flag football, lacrosse and squash. "
Thomas Bach, IOC President said "The proposal is approved, congratulations to the Programme Commission, congratulations to LA28 for this approval." ach host city can request the inclusion of several sports for their edition of the Games under IOC rules.
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