ICC Rejects 2018 Offer, Cricket Stays Out of Commonwealth Games

Cricket's only appearance in the Commonwealth Games came in 1998 in Kuala Lumpur.

updated: July 24, 2014 12:47 IST
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Mumbai: Cricket's absence from Commonwealth Games will continue at least until the 2018 Games in Australia after the International Cricket Council (ICC) turned down an invitation from the governing body of the multi-sport event.

South Africa won the gold medal when cricket, in its 50-over format, made its only appearance at the quadrennial event featuring mostly former British colonies during the 1998 Kuala Lumpur Games.

Prince Tunku Imran of Malaysia, the chairman of the Commonwealth Games Federation, formally approached the ICC in 2012 to consider participating in the 2014 Glasgow Games, which got underway on Wednesday, and also the next one.

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