I strongly oppose the idea of the Author.
Cricket is a true and a good team sport. Cricket is not included in the Olympics due to some reasons. Some of the reasons for not including cricket in Olympics are
1. Generally the events conducted at the Olympics will get over in a shorter span of time but that is not the case in Cricket, even T20 matches will take more duration.
2. Olympic is an International event where almost all the countries around the globe will participate. But Cricket is not a sport played by all the nations. Only some countries like England, Australia, India, West Indies, South Africa, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Zimbabwe have a craze for Cricket while other countries like Japan, China, Brazil, Germany and a lot more countries don't give much importance to Cricket.
3. Moreover lot of facilities, arrangements are needed to conduct a Cricket tournament and the host nation should have a well-established Cricket Stadium to conduct cricket matches.
Still lot more reasons are there for not including Cricket in Olympics.
We all were happy when India won the World Cup. Now all of a sudden why Cricket should be banned? It all depends upon the individual interest towards a Sport. Many Cricket haters are also living in our country.
All the sportsperson living in the world are developing their talents from the childhood. In India, lot of school level athletes are more spirited towards their game. But as they grow, both the state and the central government of India fail to provide proper facilities and recognition to them. If a sportsperson is from the upper middle class or high class society then they will join in any sports club and will develop their talent. But it is not easy for other group of society. If the Sports ministry of India provides good facilities, awareness and benefits for other sports, then all the hidden talents of India will come out and definitely they will prove their talent in Olympics.
Yes! As you have mentioned the cricket players are rich with bungalows and cars. At the same time if a player wins a medal in Olympics, then our country is also providing lot of benefits and cash awards. Instead of giving cash awards after winning, if the sports authority of India have identified the talented persons and if they have provided proper facilities and training in prior then definitely India would have won many medals in Olympics this time.
It is purely the responsibility of the Sports Authority of India to help the talented players in bringing out their performance. If our Government supports all the sports and the talented players then definitely we can see more shining stars in Cricket as well as in other sports.