Cricket is all set to make a return at the 2022 edition of the Asian Games which will take place in Hangzhou, China. The decision was taken by the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) which included the sport in its schedule.
Cricket was first included in the 2010 edition of the Asian games, it was then the part of 2014 edition, but was dropped from 2018 edition of the games which took place in Jakarta. There’s a high chance that T20 format of the game will be played in the Asian Games.
“There is a lot of time to go for 2022 Asian Games. In due time, we will discuss and decide,” a Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)official told PTI.
Sri Lanka and Pakistan won the men’s and women’s gold in 2014 while Bangladesh and Pakistan claimed the gold in 2010.
However, BCCI was criticised by OCA president Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Sabah back in 2014 when the Indian team didn’t participate.
“I’m sorry that India, for the second Games, did not send a team. I respect their decision but I believe the people in charge are not interested in the promotion of the game but only in making it a business, in making money out of it. They want to control the market and control the game,” he had said.
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