Cricket might me included into the Olympics as the International Cricket Council (ICC) has been approved by the International Olympics Committee.
However, for cricket to be a part of the 2020 edition of the Olympics, it will have to ward off competition from other American sports like golf and baseball, which are also trying for an entry into the Olympics.
This induction means that cricketers can take part in IOC organised events.
The first and the last time cricket was played in an Olympics was in 1900. took place on 19–20 August at the Vélodrome de Vincennes. The only match of the tournament was played between teams representing Great Britain and France, Great Britain had beaten the hosts France by 158 run to win the gold.
Cricket Stamps show yeld at Salt lake during 24th march to 26th march 2007
Indian-Cricket-Victories-1971-Stamp issuied by india post
Cricket is the most popular sport in India,though it is not the nation's official national sport (a distinction held by field hockey). The India national cricket team won the 1983 Cricket World Cup and the 2007 ICC World Twenty20, and shared the 2002 ICC Champions Trophy with Sri Lanka. Domestic competitions include the Ranji Trophy, the Duleep Trophy, the Deodhar Trophy, the Irani Trophy and the Challenger Series. In addition, BCCI conducts the Indian Premier League, a Twenty20 competition.
As I am sports lover and sports philatelist I request the Indipex 2011 organising committee to give prominent place to sports in Indian philately .The tenth ICC Cricket World Cup opening ceremony will be held on 17 February 2011, two days before the start of the tournament, that is during the world philatelic exhibition but no special cancellation nor special cover will be issued. There is a need for a special cover to be issued during this occasion in order to promote both philately & sports in our country.