Published: Fri, April 27, 2018
IT | By Emmett Cole

ICC meet: Cricket might be part of Olympics by 2028

ICC meet: Cricket might be part of Olympics by 2028

England one-day captain Eoin Morgan says news that the 60,000-seater London Stadium will not host any matches at the 2019 ICC World Cup "is not terribly disappointing".

The first semi-final is scheduled for July 9 (Old Trafford), while the second match of the last-four stage will be played on July 11 at Birmingham. While the women's teams will be granted the status on 1st July this year, the men's teams will be given the same on 1st January in 2019.

"While this has been tremendous in helping us grow and attract fans, especially younger and female fans, there are occasions when domestic leagues, because they are multiplying and are being played all over the globe, are competing for time in the schedule with the global bilateral cricket", Richardson told reporters after the week-long of ICC meetings here.

This World Cup, which has been scaled back to the dismay of many nations outside the Test elite, is similar to the eight-team 2017 Champions Trophy one-day global tournament in England and Wales won by Pakistan.

Kolkata: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Wednesday ruled out losing the 2021 Champions Trophy and the 2023 World Cup over tax issues, saying they remain confident of getting government exemptions for both the events.

England, South Africa face off in 2019 WC opener on May 30.

"Because of the UK's diverse population, every competing team will also be guaranteed a "home crowd" every time they play at some of the most iconic cricket grounds in the world", the tournament's managing director Steve Elworthy said in a statement.

"This schedule also gives fans across England and Wales the opportunity to watch world-class cricket on their doorstep with all teams moving around the country".

As reported by Sportstar earlier, for the first time in 27 years, all the participating teams will play each other in the round-robin league, with four making it to the knock-outs. Now, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has put forward stricter measures for any breach in cricketing conduct.

Morris opined that next year's tournament will one of the most open events in recent years and will largely depend on how teams are peaking.

"With the case of India and Pakistan, we have been a little bit pragmatic". The ICC has always stressed on creating a culture of respect that reinforces the spirit of cricket on and off the field of play. "Our ambition is to grow the game and deliver the greatest ever cricket celebration.", he added.

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