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    20/20 at Olympics in 2020???

    20/20 cricket has be recogonised by the IOC and maybe considered for the 20/20 olympics..

    http://blogs.cricinfo.com/surfer/arc...ic_cricket.php

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    Quote Originally Posted by slugger View Post
    20/20 cricket has be recogonised by the IOC and maybe considered for the 20/20 olympics..

    http://blogs.cricinfo.com/surfer/arc...ic_cricket.php
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    2020 in 2020?

    That is too soon. They could have done it in 2200.

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    Great Britain are the reigning Olympic Cricket Champions.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lillian Thomson View Post
    Great Britain are the reigning Olympic Cricket Champions.
    A club side from memory?

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    2020 is a fair way off! Personally I don't agree with cricket at the Olympics - the Cricket World Cup is (supposedly) cricket's big event and should stay that way.

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    Good idea imo. Would give the game a global audience

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiery View Post
    Good idea imo. Would give the game a global audience
    True, but it doesn't necesarilly mean much.

    Handball is an olympic sport and outside the Eastern European nations, I don't think any nations care in the slightest about it.

    It's always confused me as to what makes a sport eligible enough for the Olympics...Why are sports like Taekwondo and Shooting there every year when far, far, far, far more globally popular sports like cricket are barely considered?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sideshowtim View Post
    True, but it doesn't necesarilly mean much.

    Handball is an olympic sport and outside the Eastern European nations, I don't think any nations care in the slightest about it.

    It's always confused me as to what makes a sport eligible enough for the Olympics...Why are sports like Taekwondo and Shooting there every year when far, far, far, far more globally popular sports like cricket are barely considered?
    Yeah but it's the only time I ever watch Handball. Cricket is "globally popular"? I think you'll find Shooting is fairly global.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sideshowtim View Post
    Handball is an olympic sport and outside the Eastern European nations, I don't think any nations care in the slightest about it.
    Depends what you consider Eastern Europe, but the German and Spanish leagues occasionally have five-digit crowds. So do top international games. Larger than field hockey in Europe, at least.

    Cricket was never considered before because it was openly professional, when the IOC tried up to the 1980s to maintain the charade that the Olympic sports were amateur.
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    Quote Originally Posted by archie mac View Post
    A club side from memory?
    Correct. Only four countries entered and two pulled out leaving only Britain and France. The British team was a club team of barely minor county standard the French team were all Brits who had moved to France.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sideshowtim View Post
    True, but it doesn't necesarilly mean much.

    Handball is an olympic sport and outside the Eastern European nations, I don't think any nations care in the slightest about it.

    It's always confused me as to what makes a sport eligible enough for the Olympics...Why are sports like Taekwondo and Shooting there every year when far, far, far, far more globally popular sports like cricket are barely considered?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lillian Thomson View Post
    Correct. Only four countries entered and two pulled out leaving only Britain and France. The British team was a club team of barely minor county standard the French team were all Brits who had moved to France.
    No wonder it was abandoned

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    If 20/20 makes it into the Olympics in 2020, then the 20/20 World Cup should be replaced by the Olympic event. Otherwise it would be overkill.
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    It's a good idea if they do similar to football/soccer where it's under 23s and your allowed 3 players over that age.

    To make the contest even closer they could have that rule for the official Twenty20 or ODI Countries and the other countries could pick players of any age.
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