Originally Posted by star
Well, so long as cricket doesn't become a part of "the games"
well don't worry, it won't and not just for practical reasons such as even the short version of the game going for 8 hours
However, and this is kind of the point, if they were actually applying the principles they claim to apply (eg to kick out baseball), cricket is exactly the kind of sport they would include. It's one of the most popular games in the world in terms of both playing and watching (second to soccer, I read somewhere, and played in far more places than baseball, for example), plus it's huge on the subcontinent and parts of Africa, which don't exactly win a lot of medals at the Olympics.
This is NOT an argument it should be included, BTW - I think the last place cricket beliongs is the Olympics. I'm just illustrating the point
Actually, I'm really only a fan of the faster, higher, longer type sports being there. I don't really think it's the right forum for any kind of team sport which requires many rounds. But that's just me and I'm never likely to be on the IOC