September 9, 2008

Twenty20

Olympic rings in ICC meeting

Peter English

Adam Gilchrist remains committed to cricket being part of the Olympics and will be involved in lobbying the ICC chief executives in Dubai on Wednesday, Malcolm Conn writes in the Australian.

The Sri Lanka vice-captain Kumar Sangakkara and Gilchrist will make passionate appeals to the meeting through video presentations as part of a groundswell of support for the true globalisation of the sport. If Wednesday's meeting looks favourably on the concept the chief executives may recommend that the ICC executive board consider approaching the International Olympic Committee next year with a view to having cricket adopted in 2013 for the 2020 Olympics.

Sangakkara’s Cricinfo column on the Olympics is here.

Peter English is former Australasia editor of ESPNcricinfo

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