Los Angeles Olympics 2028: Decision to include cricket will be made in Mumbai in 2023

Xtra Time Web Desk: Will cricket included in Los Angeles Olympics in 2028? The final decision will be taken in Mumbai next year. But cricket’s hopes of featuring as an Olympic sport is definitely on track. The latest development is International Cricket Council (ICC) has been asked to make a presentation by LA28. The final decision will be taken at the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Session in Mumbai in mid-2023.

According to reports, cricket will be competing with eight other disciplines and one of them is break-dancing (World DanceSport Federation). Baseball/softball (WBSC), flag football (IFAF), lacrosse (World Lacrosse), karate (WKF), kickboxing (WAKO), squash (WSF) and motorsport (FIA) are the other federations invited.

Nine disciplines are on the shortlist of international federations invited to submit RFI (Request for Information) proposals for the LA28 Olympic sport programme review. The presentations will have to be made later this month. The final decision is expected next year.

How many of those invited will eventually be included in the Games is not known but LA28 has already announced 28 disciplines — aquatics, archery, athletics, badminton, basketball, canoe, cycling, equestrian, fencing, golf, gymnastics, handball, hockey, judo, rowing, rugby, sailing, shooting, skateboarding, soccer, sport climbing, surfing, taekwondo, tennis, table tennis, triathlon, volleyball and wrestling.