A few extensive developments have emerged from the global Cricket governing body, namely, ICC with an update on Cricket’s inclusion in the Olympics Games remaining as the highlight. The latest media reports formally confirmed that the game of Cricket will not be part of the 2028 Olympic Games, which is scheduled to occur in Los Angeles. The International Cricket Council, however, is confident that Cricket will mark its presence in the Olympic Games of 2032 in Brisbane.
The game of Cricket, which is now over a 100-year entity, had participated in the Olympics on only one occasion, back in 1990. Great Britain and France were the only teams who participated in the global event, which took place in Paris. As things stand, The number of competent teams appears to be a big concern as the game is dominated by a handful of teams. The list includes the likes of India, Australia, England, and a few others. Moreover, T10, which is 10 overs per side game, appears to be a front contender as the possible format for the Olympics.
ICC loses 2.4 million dollars in an online scam!
Meanwhile, The International Cricket Council is under massive scrutiny following suffering an online scam. ICC has allegedly fallen prey to multiple online scams, resulting in a whopping 2.5 million US dollars of loss. The ICC has chosen to stay shut, maintaining total silence on the embarrassing matter after four back-to-back scams. The incident reportedly originated in the United States of America earlier this month. A quiet investigation is underway via a Law enforcement agency in the US after ICC’s complaint.
“The route used by fraudsters to commit the financial scam was Business E-mail Compromise (BEC), also known as e-mail account compromise, which the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) describes as one of the most financially damaging online crimes,” wrote ESPNcricinfo in their report
“It is not yet known what route exactly the fraudsters took to get the money transferred from the ICC account – whether they had got in touch directly with someone at the head office in Dubai, or had targeted an ICC vendor or consultant.” Cricinfo further added in the report