Cricket is ready for a return at the Asian Games after it become protected in the sports programme for the 2022 edition in Hangzhou, media reviews stated on Sunday.
The choice become taken on the Olympic Council of Asia’s General Assembly, sports internet site “insidethegames.Biz” reported.
Cricket became dropped from the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia after presenting in 2010 and 2014, albeit with out the presence of game’s powerhouse India.
India opted out of the quadrennial event due to the group’s congested scheduling.
In all possibility, the T20 format could be performed on the Asian Games, because it occurred at some point of the 2010 and 2014 version in Guangzhou and Incheon respectively.
In due time, we will decide on India’s participation: BCCI reliable
Since the mega event is still some years away, the BCCI has masses of time to planned on the Indian team’s participation.
“There is a lot of time to head for 2022 Asian Games. In due time, we are able to talk and decide,” a BCCI authentic instructed PTI.
The selection to consist of cricket inside the 2022 programme turned into on expected traces after OCA honorary vice-president Randhir Singh visited Hangzhou final month to zero in on a appropriate venue.
Sri Lanka and Pakistan won the men’s and women’s gold in 2014 even as Bangladesh and Pakistan claimed the pinnacle honours in 2010.
Cricket has also been played once at the Commonwealth Games, in 1998, while India and Pakistan sent teams to Kuala Lumpur. However, the Shaun Pollock led South Africa won the gold and Australia, captained by way of Steve Waugh, the silver.
In the 2014 Asian Games, OCA president Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Sabah had criticised the BCCI for no longer sending its groups for the second edition in a row.
“I’m sorry that India, for the second Games, did no longer ship a team. I admire their selection but I trust the humans in rate are not interested by advertising of the game but only in making it a business, in creating wealth out of it. They need to manipulate the marketplace and manipulate the game,” he had said.
In some other fundamental selection taken at the OCA General Assembly on Sunday, it changed into introduced Oceania countries together with Australia may be invited to compete at the 2022 Asian Games.
It become pronounced that the quantity of Oceania athletes who could be allowed to compete in Hangzhou may be decided at a later date.