Posts Tagged Olympics

Pakistan players pitch for inclusion of T20 cricket in Olympics

July 29, 2012 | Cricket | | 1 Comment

Pakistan all-rounder Shoaib Malik on Friday said that he will rooting for his wife and Indian tennis star Sania Mirza, who will be starting her Olympic campaign on Saturday with women’s doubles partner Rushmi Chakravarthi.

“I don’t know whether cricket will ever be part of the Olympic Games.

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Olympic cricket is inevitable – Ponting

August 29, 2008 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

Australia’s captain Ricky Ponting believes it is only a matter of time before Twenty20 is part of the Olympics. Just days after the completion of the Beijing Games, Ponting said it was “inevitable” the new form would become an Olympic event, given its popularity in the subcontinent.

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Fleming steps into Olympic push for Twenty20

August 5, 2008 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

flemingStephen Fleming, the former New Zealand captain, has joined Adam Gilchrist in promoting Twenty20 for the 2020 Olympics in a bid to spread the game throughout the world. Gilchrist raised the idea on Monday and says he has already received support from players in New Zealand, South Africa and Sri Lanka.

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Gilchrist dreams of Twenty20 at the Olympics

August 4, 2008 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

gilchristAdam Gilchrist is leading a player push for Twenty20 to be included in the 2020 Olympics, believing it is an essential step in securing the game’s global future. With the start of the Beijing event less than a week away, Gilchrist says the cricket “pipedream” is a “potential reality” following the success of the new format and the Indian Premier League.

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Gilchrist tips Twenty20 to overtake internationals

June 15, 2008 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

Adam Gilchrist has predicted Twenty20 will become cricket’s “staple diet” in the next ten years and a window may have to be carved into the programme to fit in the traditional contests. Gilchrist has returned to Australia impressed with the Indian Premier League, which he compared with the excitement of the Olympics, and said the concept would be “a landmark in the history of cricket”.

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Cricket has a long way to go in realising its Olympic dream

December 25, 2007 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

Last week’s announcement by the International Cricket Council (ICC) that cricket had been recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) prompted a swathe of comments about how the sport was poised for a return to the Games for the first time since it’s only previous appearance in 1900. Those predictions are, however, premature. The reality is not so straightforward.

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Curse Of Adhocism Ends

September 1, 2007 | General | | No Comments

At last after more than eight long years, president of Pakistan General Pervez Musharraf, who is also the chief patron of PCB, has approved the constitution of Pakistan Cricket Board. In the coming few days, adhocis will be vanished from the board.

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Cricket wants to be an Olympic sport

August 30, 2007 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

Cricket has applied to join the Olympic movement so that the sport can become part of the Summer Games, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Wednesday.

ICC chief executive Malcolm Speed said the governing body was “in the process” of securing membership of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), adding that Twenty20 cricket would suit the Games.

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