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Fresh moves to make cricket an Olympic sport

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LONDON: Fresh moves are afoot to have cricket become an Olympic sport perhaps in time for the 2024 Summer Games.The popular Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) World Committee is lobbying for Twenty 20 cricket to be included, claiming it could significantly raise the profile of the sport.The earliest the International Cricket Council (IOC) can apply to be part of the Olympics is for the 2024 Games.

 “The MCC World Cricket committee appreciates that a great deal of effort may be needed to lobby for the inclusion of cricket in the Olympic Games of 2024,” MCC said in a statement.Cricket has already passed the first stage of selection when it received full Olympic recognition in 2010.Cricket was part of the 1900 Olympics in Paris and has not appeared since. – [IANS]

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