Originally Posted by Josh
Thanks to India's large population where cricket is basically the only major sport played internationally.
Australia recently won an Olympic medal for baseball (believe it or not). Baseball is also reasonably popular in South Africa and Holland. Small followings but still enough to get an olympic team up there.
And as for baseball, I'm pretty sure it was introduced in one of the past US Olympics, because if I understand correctly from what I've been told, each host nation gets to pitch their own sport to the IOC to have competition in their Olympics, and possibly beyond.
hollands cricket team would be stronger than their baseball team
and when it comes to getting up a team, just for the sake of having a team cricket could easily manage 32 teams...