Asian Games 2022: Featuring 40 sports, Cricket back after 11 years

After 11 years, Cricket is all set to come back at the Asian Games this year in a T20 format to uplift the excitement of fans.

The Asian Games 2022 will start from September 10 to September 25, at Hangzhou, Zhejiang in China and there will be five co-host cities.

The event is going to feature 40 sports with a total of 61 disciplines, which includes Olympic sports like swimming, archery, athletics, badminton, equestrian, fencing, football, hockey, judo, kabaddi, and more.

After getting approved by the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), E-sports and breakdancing will be debuting in the Asian Games 2022 as full medal sports.

After 11 years, Cricket is all set to come back at the Asian Games this year in a T20 format to uplift the excitement of fans.

India is a member of the South Asian zone of the OCA and one of the only seven nations that have competed in all the editions of the Asian Games.

At least one gold medal has been won by India at every Asian Games and always ranks under the top 10 countries of the medal tables, barring the 1990 edition. Till now, India has won 139 gold, 178 silver, 299 bronze medals at the Asian Games and will aim to increase the winning tally this year as well.

Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN) has obtained the exclusive rights for the Asian Games 2022 from November 2021 to September 2023. The association will give SPN exclusive rights to broadcast the 19th edition of the Asian Games on its sports channels across India and its neighboring countries like Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Afghanistan, Bhutan, and the Maldives. It will also air on OTT platforms like SonyLIV.

 

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