Cricket at Asiad a reminder of what’s surely coming to Olympics

India's Rodrigues Jemimah Jessica plays a shot during the women's final cricket match between Sri Lanka and India at the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou, China, Monday, Sept. 25, 2023. (AP Photo/Louise Delmotte

THE Asian Games offer a preview of what could soon be coming to the Olympics. That’s surely the case with cricket, which seems headed to the Olympic programme as soon as the 2028 Los Angeles Games or the 2032 Brisbane Games.

India’s women won the gold medal yesterday at the Asian Games, defeating Sri Lanka in the 20-overs format.

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