When the Olympics were first held in 1896 in Athens, there were only nine sports that were played. But, over the years many sports have been included and now there are 28 different sports that will be played at the Rio Olympics.
Italian cricket board president Simone Gambino says, "If Rome hosts the (2024) Olympics, cricket will be included." He added that their board is committed to adding cricket at Olympics. Rome, Paris, Budapest and Los Angeles are in a bid to host the 2024 Olympics.
Dave Richardson, chief executive of the International Cricket Council (ICC) said the body will make a decision on allowing cricket as a sport in the 2024 Olympics. He said they would make the decision by July.
He clarified that it also depends on if the International Olympic Committee would accept.
Baseball and softball are set to return to the Olympics in Tokyo in 2020.