As the Olympics get underway in Beijing today I’m happy to announce the launch of my latest website project – the campaign to get Twenty20 Cricket to be an Olympic sport at the London Olympics in 2012. I’ve been asked to work on the campaign by Murad Qureshi, a member of the London Assembly whose rather more mundane political website I designed prior to the London elections this year.
Why should Twenty20 cricket be an Olympic sport? It’s fun and fast, its played in countries (such as India) that have not traditionally excelled in the Olympics. London also has the venues (The Oval, Lords) to be able to host a cricket tournament at the same time as the main sports. In Beijing the martial art Wushu is being organised alongside the main Olympiad, so why not do the same for cricket in London in 2012?
So how can you support the idea? Sign the petition, support on Facebook, and e-mail your friends about the campaign!