Cricket is set to make a return at the Asian Games following Olympic Council of Asia’s decision to consist of the gentlemen’s sport within the sports activities programme for the 2022 Asian Games, which is scheduled to be held in Hangzhou, China. Cricket become included within the OCA sports activities programme in the General Assembly, which passed off in Bangkok on Sunday as showed via the OCA honorary vice-president Randhir Singh. Cricket become neglected from the 2018 Asian Games, which became held in Indonesia. The closing time cricket featured in the Asian Games turned into within the 2010 and 2014 edition, but Team India opted out of the event on each the occasions citing anxious time table. “Yes, cricket has been covered in the sports activities programme for the 2022 Hangzhou Games,” OCA honorary vice-president Randhir Singh informed PTI.
The twenty-20 format is possibly to be performed on the Asian Games same like the 2010 and 2014 version in Guangzhou and Incheon respectively. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) nevertheless have a few years on their hands to reflect onconsideration on India’s participation inside the quadrennial occasion. “There is lots of time to move for 2022 Asian Games. In due time, we can talk and decide,” a BCCI official became quoted as pronouncing via PTI. Bangladesh and Pakistan had been the gold winners inside the guys’s and women’s occasion in 2010 Asian Games while Sri Lanka and Pakistan bagged the top laurels in 2014. The gents’s recreation has also been played as soon as at the Commonwealth Games in 1998 when India and Pakistan despatched their groups to Kuala Lumpur, however it was the South African side beneath the management of Shaun Pollock, which received the gold, while the Steve Waugh-led Australian team bagged the silver. Now, it’d be thrilling to peer whether or not the BCCI makes a decision to ship the Indian group for the 2022 edition of the Asian Games, given the already aggravating schedule of the Men and Women in Blue.