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The Indian men's and women's cricket teams have received a green signal from the BCCI to participate in 2028 Los Angeles Olympics Games if cricket is a part of the tournament. The decision was taken yesterday in the virtual meeting of the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s Apex Council. The BCCI also agreed to field its women’s team at the Commonwealth Games to be held in Birmingham in 2022.

Earlier, the BCCI was not willing to come under NADA, but now with it coming under NADA fold, things have eased out. “The members felt that just like tennis sends individual entries and IOA has no control in the matter, BCCI should also send its teams without any interference from the IOA. The BCCI is going to communicate its decision to the International Cricket Council (ICC),” a board official said.

Boost for ICC in their bid for cricket's inclusion in Olympics

BCCI'S decision to participate in the Olympics will come as a huge boost for the International Cricket Council (ICC) in their bid for cricket's inclusion in Olympics. ICC is keen on expanding the sport through the Olympics and it has already formed a committee to accelerate the process. Cricket last featured in the Olympics in 1900.