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Cricket getting credit in Olympics!

 Sports Desk

 Published: 11:07 PM, 6 May 2020   Updated: 11:14 PM, 6 May 2020

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The Olympics is known as ‘The Greatest Show on Earth’. Almost all sports around the world are held in the Olympics. However, despite attempts to include cricket there, it did not happen due to the long duration of the game.

England’s World Cup-winning captain Eoin Morgan has come up with a new idea to include cricket in the Olympics.

Morgan said, “The Olympics authority can include cricket without conventional three formats of modern cricket. They can introduce cricket as a T10 format in commonwealth games to make the games more attractive. If they include T10 the whole tournament will need only 10 days.”

Currently, the shortest format of cricket is T20. It takes three hours to complete each match here. However, T-10 will take half of it.

Cricket was included in Olympics in the last century. In 1900, cricket in the Olympics took place and Great Britain won the gold medal at that time. After that cricket was excluded from the greatest show on the earth.