Cricket finally makes 'historic' comeback to Olympics, will feature in LA28 games.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Monday, approving the inclusion of cricket in the Olympic Games Los Angeles 2028 (LA28), paved the way for the sport to make its historic comeback to the Olympics after more than a century.

It is pertinent to know that much less known to the public, cricket has actually been part of the Olympics when England took on France in a "one-off" match in Paris with the former winning the gold back in 1900.

The IOC - choosing cricket's shortest T20 format - also gave a nod for the inclusion of baseball/softball, flag football, squash and lacrosse for the 2028 games scheduled to be held in the United States.

The IOCA's executive board last week accepted a proposal by LA organisers for the five sports to be included.

During Monday's IOC session, only two delegates at the session voted against the new sports.

Organisers have proposed a six-team event, in both menA's and womenA's sports.

The United States is set to field sides as the host nation, but no firm decision has been made on the number of teams, or how they will qualify.

It would tap into the lucrative South Asian market, attracting fans in countries such as India and Pakistan.

The Indian Premier...

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