Cricket in Olympics 2020

@sunnycool (12736)
India
February 12, 2010 7:15am CST
Hurrray Cricket has been considered to be part of the Olympics---I just heard of it though------it seems Cricket would be introduced in the 2020 Olympics onwards---it would be a great event to watch on and a great news for all cricket fans around the world. Would it affect the World cup being conducted by ICC every four years----i dont think so T20 matches would be enjoyable compared to a one day format in the olympics----i think they must have given a green for the former format of the game which is short and keeps all of us on toes.
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14 responses
@hirumon (90)
• India
12 Feb 10
yes man, i saw the news too..its very very exciting..Cricket deserves to be in Olympics, the only downside is that we have to wait TEN more years to see it getting played on Olympics..that's too long, isnt it?? I think Twenty20 is the selected format for Olympics..Its more enjoyable than One days but the players dont have the quality of ODI or Test players..all are pinch hitters..
@sunnycool (12736)
• India
13 Feb 10
hi hirumon---its an good move to make some room for the cricket in the olympics but the sad part is we gotto wait another ten years to enjoy it.Atleast cricket made it to the olympics right lets be happy of it T-20 would be the format coz one dayers take too much of the time and it would be worse when its a draw---and test matches---no way for them lol. Thank you for responding.great day.
@saphrina (31739)
• South Africa
12 Feb 10
Well, i never really was a big cricket fan. But if this makes you happy, i am happy, I THINK. TATA.
@sunnycool (12736)
• India
13 Feb 10
I Think You Think then World Thinks ---thank you for thinking---the second IPL was in SA---you never enjoyed it---its weird---my favourite SA player is Gibbs though---he plays for my city---Deccan Chargers
@saphrina (31739)
• South Africa
13 Feb 10
You all can think as much as you want. The only real cricket player that ever walked this earth was Hansie Cronje. Since that i have never watched cricket again. Answer enough for you. TATA.
@sunnycool (12736)
• India
13 Feb 10
ohh yeahhhhh he was a great player but was involved in a match fixing right---i was very small then---i mean i developed interest in the last five years or so
• India
13 Feb 10
well this is good news for cricket as a sport. finally the sport get recognised and we hav chance to win a medal @ olympics. all the credit must go to ICC and 20 20 cricket for putting the sport on a global map . three cheers
@sunnycool (12736)
• India
13 Feb 10
Its isn't a recognition though coz its really popular and IPL does is amazingly to lure the audience all over the world.Thank you for responding.great day.
• India
13 Feb 10
well i was surprised then felt happy ,only for a few seconds.heard its going to be only T 20 cricket.since i dont consider T20 as any cricket format,cricket still not made it to olympics.
@sunnycool (12736)
• India
13 Feb 10
hi stardust---you dont consider T20 to be a good format of cricket its the popular one right one short and effective---infact people have lost interest in the test matches coz of its duration---so they came up with a night test match---lets see if it can grab peoples attention or not. Thank you for responding.great day.
@arun_p_g (46)
• India
13 Feb 10
yea... i strongly feels so.. i am a hardcore fan of cricket. one of the most enjoyable form of sport like the cricket should be included in Olympics.as sunnycool mentioned , T 20 would be an enjoyable version of cricket considering the fact that others form would take more days to finish. even i heard the discussion in some site abt cricket being a part of olympics. hopefully it would get the green singal..
@sunnycool (12736)
• India
13 Feb 10
hi Arun---then who fall under soft core fans---cricket has been given a green and hopefully it would be T20 for sure.Thank you for backing me up and responding.great day---enjoy mylotting.
• India
13 Feb 10
Well I hope this happens so that I can enjoy more cricket. But this doesn't seem possible to me. Due to the long duration of a cricket match, if it is introduced in Olympics, it will consume more attraction and other games will be affected. And one should be aware that after every four years the cricket world cup is organised. However, cricket can be accepted in Olympics if its shorter version is there. So it is very much possible T20 cricket can be introduced in Olympics.
@sunnycool (12736)
• India
13 Feb 10
Well the ICC itself has announced this and its quiet hot in the news when i have started this discussion--by this time you must have witnessed the news sanjeev---T20 have an greater chance to make it to the official sport coz of its short duration and its quiet exciting---and who wouldnt love to watch those raining sixes and fours.Thank you for responding.great day.
• India
13 Feb 10
Wow that is a good news. I didn't no that cricket was being taken into consideration in the Olympics. Thanks for the information Sunny. It would be just great to watch cricket that too T20 being played in the Olympics.
@sunnycool (12736)
• India
13 Feb 10
Even i wasnt aware of it i have seen a scrolling in the news channel and make sure that it was correct---it was amazing to have my favourite sport being reconsidered in the olympics.T20 is the real stunner of all formats and it makes it place for sure.Thank you for responding.great day.
@killer52 (20)
• India
12 Feb 10
t20 rocks
@sunnycool (12736)
• India
13 Feb 10
East or West Cricket is the Best---thanks for your effort to make an huge post lol.great day.
• India
12 Feb 10
It is a great news for cricket as well as cricket lovers from around the world.T20 format will be very good ,if included in Olympic, than the one day.
@sunnycool (12736)
• India
13 Feb 10
Welcome to Mylot Nipon,T20 would stand a higher chance compared to the other two formats which are a bit boring and lonegr too.T20 have been the latest trend and its catching up like a wild fire---i'm sure its gonna be a huge success in olympics too.Thank you for responding.great day.
• India
12 Feb 10
Well yeah, I also heard about this news today. "Cricket in Olympics", I said: Hmmm.... interesting.... I have kinda missed Cricket in past Olympics. Always felt that cricket should be there. And on top of that it is T20 which is most interesting format of Cricket today. I look forward to T20 Cricket in 2020 Olympics. :D But what I fear is that it may steal the spotlight from other sports in Olympics. Coz Cricket is the sport which has largest audience I think.
@sunnycool (12736)
• India
13 Feb 10
Welcome to Mylot phoenix,I never watched olympics though---i just keep track of the golds all countries win---well with the inclusion of cricket it grabbed my attention for sure---t20 would be an ideal choice for it---really looking forward for it.Thank you for responding.great day.
• New Zealand
12 Feb 10
I just heard this news from Television and yes, this is a great news for Cricket fans all around the world. I don't think this will affect the world cup because, after the world cup in 2011, the next time it will happen is 2015, and then 2019 leaving the year 2020 unaffected. Would be glad to see some of the current players around that time. But not sure on whether they will last that long
@sunnycool (12736)
• India
13 Feb 10
oww yeahhhh it would be an free year for sure---Wrold cup would be in 2019 right---coming to the players we dont get to see many infact our young indian players would become senior ones lol---imagine dhoni,yuvraj watching it from the pavilion---by that time we get a new team for sure and sachin would be coaching a team. And by the way what is he doing in here-----he belongs to the WWE right---i never liked his attitude though Thank you for responding.great day.
@kar295rocks (2119)
• India
12 Feb 10
A really great news.. I have been hearing this since yesterday but I thought it was just a rumor and i did not believe it! The last time cricket was ever played in Olympics was in 1900 between France and Britain in which Britain won!
@sunnycool (12736)
• India
13 Feb 10
hi kar---i have no idea about the match you have mentioned and if it had been a sport in olympics in 1900---then why it was excluded----i never knew that france had an cricket team---thank you for letting me know about the past game. great day.
• Poland
14 Feb 10
Cricket is a fantastic sport enjoyed by millions of people around the world. It has a long history and deep traditions. On that basis of course it deserves to be an Olympic sport. The real question is which version of the game should be included? I enjoy watching 20-20 Cricket, but I think a longer version of the game, such as the standard 1-day format would be a better choice.
@RawBill1 (8541)
• Gold Coast, Australia
14 Feb 10
Wow, I had not heard of this before. What a great idea. Australia need more opportunities to win medals as we do not win many, but we do pretty good for the small population that we have. Aussies would be gold medal favourites for sure! I remember that they did introduce cricket as an exhibition sport at the Commonwealth Games a few years ago, but then it was not included at the next games. It makes more sense to me for cricket to be included in Commonwealth Games before the Olympics.