Cricket was dropped from the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia after featuring in 2010 and 2014, albeit without the presence of game’s powerhouse India.
India opted out of the quadrennial event owing to the team’s congested scheduling.
In all probability, the T20 format will be played at the Asian Games, like it happened during the 2010 and 2014 edition in Guangzhou and Incheon respectively. (READ: Is this India’s final World Cup squad?)
Since the mega event is still some years away, the BCCI has plenty of time to deliberate on the Indian team’s participation.
“There is a lot of time to go for 2022 Asian Games. In due time, we will discuss and decide,” a BCCI official told PTI.
Cricket has also been played once at the Commonwealth Games, in 1998, when India and Pakistan sent teams to Kuala Lumpur. However, the Shaun Pollock led South Africa won the gold and Australia, captained by Steve Waugh, the silver.
“I’m sorry that India, for the second Games, did not send a team. I respect their decision but I believe the people in charge are not interested in promotion of the game but only in making it a business, in making money out of it. They want to control the market and control the game,” he had said.
In another major decision taken at the OCA General Assembly on Sunday, it was announced Oceania countries including Australia will be invited to compete at the 2022 Asian Games.
It was reported that the number of Oceania athletes who will be allowed to compete in Hangzhou will be decided at a later date.
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