Will cricket be played in Brisbane Olympics 2032? Cricket Australia is aiming for sport’s inclusion at the grand event

Notably, the host city can approve any sport if the IOC approves it so it'll be interesting to see if cricket could again be played in sport's most iconic event.

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Olympics

Cricket is such a popular sport in many countries and the fraternity always wishes to see the it being played in the huge event of the Olympics. Australia, which has lots of cricket memories, will host the 2032 Olympics. According to reports, Cricket Australia is aiming for cricket’s inclusion in the Olympics. Since 1900 Olympics in Paris, cricket hasn’t been a part of the mega event.

The International Olympic Committe (IOC) has shortlisted the game for the 2028 Summer Olympics which Los Angeles will host. Cricket Australia shared a post that read: “Cricket Australia has announced its five-year plan, with ambitious participation targets and a focus on safeguarding the game’s financial sustainability”.

The five-year strategic plan has been named, “Where the Game Grows” and it has nine targets. One of these targets is to include cricket at the Brisbane Olympics. These ambitious plans were released on Monday.

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Commonwealth Games hosted women’s cricket for the first time

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Commonwealth Games

“This strategy contains both a vision and a clear plan for how we can achieve bold, transformative change while also meeting our core responsibilities. I would like to thank everyone across the game for their passion and commitment as we work to unite and inspire everyone to love and play cricket, and in so doing make cricket a sport for all that makes Australians proud,” said CA CEO Nick Hockley.

Notably, the host city can approve any sport if the IOC approves it so it’ll be interesting to see if cricket could again be played in sport’s most iconic event. The iconic Gabba will stage the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2032 Games.

Women’s cricket was played for the first time in the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham this summer. Meg Lanning‘s Australia clinched the gold medals by defeating India led by Harmanpreet Kaur by nine wickets.

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Gouri Das is a cricket writer at FirstSportz. She is an ardent fan of cricket and tennis and admires Novak Djokovic, MS Dhoni, and Usain Bolt.