Former India captain Rahul Dravid has backed the thought of cricket changing into part of the Olympic Video games. There have been talks of creating the T20 format of cricket part of the Olympics with an ICC survey again in 2018 even suggesting that 87 per cent of the followers needed cricket to be a part of the quadrennial video games.
Nonetheless, the Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI), ICC’s richest and largest member, has not been eager on sending its staff to the Olympics. Cricket was additionally part of Asian Video games in 2010 and 2014 editions however the BCCI didn’t ship any of its groups.
Dravid, the previous India batsman who has performed 164 Check matches and scored 13,288 runs and is simply second behind Sachin Tendulkar amongst Indians within the variety of Check matches performed and runs scored, feels that introducing the T20 format in Olympics will solely assist the sport.
“I feel will probably be nice for the sport if the T20 format can grow to be an Olympic sport as a result of there are 75 (T20 nations), cricket is being performed in so many international locations. Clearly, it comes with its challenges, not least of all cricket’s a sport that requires sure sorts of amenities for it to achieve success,” Dravid advised Espncricinfo.com.
“As we have simply seen, the success of the IPL was in a big half because of the high quality of wickets that had been put out for the groups. Getting a whole lot of that proper, if you may get the amenities in place, then why not. I’m actually for the enlargement of the T20 sport. And yeah, if it really works within the schedule, if it is doable I feel cricket ought to endeavour to attempt to get into the Olympics at some stage. It would take a while, however yeah, why not,” he added.