The Los Angeles 2028 Olympic Games will see cricket being played for only the second time in the game’s history. The decision to include cricket was approved by the International Olympic Committee's executive and was announced on Friday, October 13, 2023.
Cricket’s only previous appearance at the Olympics was in Paris in 1900, as one of only 18 sports. Great Britain beat France in the final, the only match after the Netherlands and Belgium withdrew.
IOC president Thomas Bach said officials had accepted a proposal by LA organisers for T20 cricket -- the game's shortest established international format -- to be included as one of five new sports together with baseball/softball, flag football (non-contact American football), squash and lacrosse.
All these sports will need to be voted in by the IOC membership in a ballot due to be held on Monday before they are assured of a place at the 2028 Games.
“Following a review by the Olympic Programme Commission, the IOC Executive Board puts the @LA28 Organising Committee's additional sports proposal to the IOC Session. Baseball/softball, cricket (T20), flag football, lacrosse (sixes), and squash are the 5 sports submitted,” IOC media posted on X.