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Int'l Cricket Council Reportedly Wants To Bid For Inclusion In 2024 Olympics

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 25 / 17

The success of the Women's Cricket World Cup won by England on Sunday and "watched by millions around the globe" has "propelled cricket closer to a return to the Olympic Games" in '24, according to Tim Wigmore of the London GUARDIAN. The Int'l Cricket Council is "determined to capitalise on recent a...

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