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IOC grants International Cricket Council initial recognition

Updated: December 11, 2007, 9:17 AM ET
Associated Press

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Cricket took a first step toward what it hopes will be a return to the Olympics.

The International Olympic Committee granted the International Cricket Council initial recognition Monday. After two years, the ICC can seek full recognition and apply to be part of the Olympics, starting in 2020.

"This is great news for cricket," ICC president Ray Mali said Tuesday. "The Olympic movement is instantly recognizable around the world and for cricket to ...

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