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NEW DELHI: Amid the ongoing Executive Board meeting of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in Mumbai, Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur said the inclusion of cricket in the 2028 Olympics in Los Angeles would depend on the twin aspects of profitability and the consensus between IOC and International Cricket Council (ICC).
IOC President Thomas Bach is chairing the first Executive Board meeting of the Olympic body in India.
Thakur said that if cricket has to be included in the Olympics, the International Olympic Committee and the International Cricket Council (ICC) have to arrive at a consensus on making budget allocation for cricket easy.
“There are two sides to this. First is how the ICC looks at it with regard to profit or loss. If cricket is made a part of the Olympics by the International Olympic Committee and the ICC, it would get easier for cricketing nations to allocate a budget for the sport. It will come as a massive boon for cricket in those 190 countries which lack proper infrastructure and facilities for the sport,” Thakur told reporters.