June 26, 2012


'I’m gutted cricket is not in the Olympics'

Carlyle Laurie

Charlotte Edwards, the England women’s captain, tells the London Evening Standard that she rues the fact that cricket isn't an Olympic sport, as it would give women’s cricket the boost it needs to thrive.

“I would be lying if I said I’m not gutted that I’m not involved in the Olympics. In years to come, Twenty20 cricket will be in the Olympics. But, by then, I won’t be involved. I just have to accept that I will have missed the home Olympics. Cricket at the Olympics would have raised the profile of women’s cricket in this country. Women’s cricket as a game has not had the recognition. [But] we don’t play cricket for recognition, we play because we love playing for England.”

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