Cricket removed from 2018 Asian Games programme

One of the sports to miss out from the programme list of the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang is cricket.

Apart from cricket, skateboarding, sambo and surfing are among the other sports which have been removed from the programme in order to reduce the burden on Indonesian organisers. This measure was taken as a part of the series of changes aimed at reducing the total number of events from 493 to 431.

    Important Takeaways from above News for NIACL Clerk Mains Exam-
    • Cricket removed from 2018 Asian Games programme
    • Director General of Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) is Husain Al-Musallam
    • The total number of events has been reduced from 493 to 431
    • The 2018 Asian Games will be held in Jakarta and Palembang
    • It is 18th edition of Asian Games

    If you have any other takeaways, do share with us in the comment section
    Source- The Indian Express
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