April 18, 2012

Cricket may be a Commonwealth game again

Carlyle Laurie

Cricket may have missed the cut for the Olympics but there's a chance it might return to the Commonwealth Games in 2018. Mark Stockwell, the chairman of the Gold Coast CWG, has said that cricket would add an extra bit of magic to the event. The issue was also discussed by the ICC in Dubai recently and the feasibility of including cricket at the CWG is being studied. Cricket was last played at the CWG in Malaysia in 1998 - South Africa won that event - and the driving force for cricket's inclusion that time was Tunku Imran, who is now chairman of the CWG Federation sports review committee. "If the ICC agrees, we could have the sport in the 2018 CWG," Imran said. "But it is not going to be easy."

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