The ICC is considering suggesting to the International Olympic Committee that Indoor Cricket, rather than Twenty20, become an Olympic sport.
The UK’s Daily Telegraph has published an article claiming the highly modified indoor game could be the preferred format for cricket to be elevated to Olympic status.
Indoor cricket is eight players per side, with two batsmen batting for four overs at a time. Batsmen earn runs based on predetermined hitting zones, and wickets are punished by a loss of runs rather than the batsman leaving the game.
According to the Telegraph report, the indoor game is being considered primarily because it would be far easier logistically for the host nation than preparing grass wickets on large ovals.
A delegation from the International Cricket Committee is due to meet with the IOC in November to discuss the possibility of cricket being added to the Olympics at the 2024 Games.
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