ICC CEO Geoff Allardice says getting cricket included in Olympics will not be cash making train.© Twitter
ICC CEO Geoff Allardice on Sunday stated the ICC’s bid for cricket’s inclusion on the Olympics will not be aimed toward making a living however it’s about taking the game to non-cricketing markets to develop its international attain. Allardice made the assertion following the ICC’s push for inclusion of the game within the Olympics after girls’s T20 cricket is ready to make its debut on the 2022 Commonwealth Video games in Birmingham. The boys’s competitors has already made its debut on the 1998 Commonwealth Video games in Kuala Lumpur.
“In a lot of our members, being seen as an Olympic sport and having an affiliation with the federal government and the nationwide Olympic motion is one thing that’s going to be actually helpful when it comes to services and high-performance help,” Allardice was quoted as saying in SEN Radio present ‘This Is Your Journey – due to Tobin Brothers’.
“It is actually not a money-making train from our perspective, it is about getting publicity for cricket in markets the place we is probably not common.
“And the opposite one is about giving all of our 106 members the chance to interact extra intently with their governments.” The ICC prime official stated being part of the Olympics is vital to constructing robust relationship with respective governments in a lot of its member nations.
“In some international locations, being an Olympic sport will get you nearer to your authorities than not being an Olympic sport,” Allardice stated.
The ICC had final yr confirmed its intention to bid for cricket’s inclusion within the Olympic Video games and is working in the direction of changing into part of the Olympic household for the 2028 Los Angeles, 2032 Brisbane Video games and past.
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