Jacques Rogge, president of the International Olympic Committee indicated that the shorter version of cricket can be the part of Olympics. Jacques Rogge had been seen very much intrested to make cricket a part of olympics.
Rogge, the 69 year-old who is a former Belgium rugby union player and also a surgeon said that he was a great fan of cricket in his time.and always watch the sport where ever he was.
“The ICC will decide at the end of June whether they will make an application (for making cricket an Olympic sport),”. We would welcome an application. It’s an important, popular sport and very powerful on television. It’s a sport with a great tradition where mostly you have a respect of the ethics. In the Olympics, it will not be Test cricket, of course.”
He added that he can not play the game but he knows all the rules and said that crivcket is a game of great skills and patience.
“When I’m at my office, whether it be at home or here in Lausanne, I put the telly on and I have a Test match or a one-day match on,” I continue to work and once in a while I hear a big roar and I know something has happened, an lbw or a run out, and I watch the replay.”
“Let’s be very clear, I can’t play cricket, but I know the rules,” he said. “I love the game. I have watched Sachin Tendulkar, Kevin Pietersen, Shane Warne, Ian Botham. It’s tactically very interesting, a game of patience, a game of great skills and the only sport where, after five days, you can have a draw!”