Cricket to be back in Asian Games 2022 after eight years;
Cricket to include in the Asian Games 2022, which is a significant development. The multi-sport tournament will held in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China, from September 10 to September 25, 2022, with five co-host cities. There will be a total of 61 disciplines represented by 40 sports, including Olympic sports like swimming, archery, athletics, badminton, equestrian, and football.
After an eight-year absence, cricket returns to the competition in the T20 format. Cricket played in both men’s and women’s categories in the 2014 edition of the competition. Sri Lanka won the gold medal in the men’s event after defeating Afghanistan by 68 runs, while Bangladesh took bronze after placing third. Pakistan defeated Bangladesh to win the gold medal in the women’s event. Sri Lanka finished third and received a bronze medal as a result.
Meanwhile, E-sports and breakdancing expected to make their Asian Games debut as full medal sports in 2022. This year, the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) gave their sanction to the events. Meanwhile, India is a member of the Olympic Council of Asia’s (OCA) South Asian Zone and one of just seven countries to have competed in every edition of the multi-sport event.
Cricket to be back in Asian Games 2022;
However, unlike in 2014, the Indian team is unlikely to compete in this year’s Asian Games, which will take place just weeks before the T20 World Cup in 2022. Nonetheless, other competitors from around the country will be competing and will be eager to make an impression. It’s worth noting that India has won at least one gold medal in each Asian Games.
Overall, India has won 139 gold, 178 silver, and 299 bronze medals at the Asian Games. And the competitors will be looking to add to that total this year.
For the first time in Asian Games history, more than 300 competitors from Oceania will compete. Triathlon, athletics, wushu, roller skating, and weightlifting will be available for Oceania participants, including those from Australia and New Zealand.