ICC Collaborates with LA28 and Other Sports to Celebrate International Women’s Day

ICC & LA28 Unite for International Women's Day Sports Extravaganza!

ICC Collaborates with LA28 and Other Sports to Celebrate International Women’s Day

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has joined hands with the newly inducted sports for the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics, including the International Federation of American Football (IFAF), World Lacrosse (WL), World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC), and World Squash Federation (WSF).

Esteemed athletes from all these sports congregated to commemorate International Women’s Day 2024, under the theme “Inspire Inclusion,” with athletes striking the “inclusion pose”

Notable athletes including Smriti Mandhana (Cricket), Diana Flores (Flag Football), Erica Evans (Lacrosse), Kelly Maxwell (Softball) and Nour El Sherbini (Squash) came together to amplify the message of inclusion through a video discussion.

“It feels like winning,” expressed Mandhana, the vice-captain of the Indian women’s cricket team.

“It feels like togetherness,” asserted Flores, the quarterback for Mexico, who clinched Gold in the 2022 World Games.

“It feels like you can inspire the world,” stated El Sherbini, the world’s number one women’s squash champion.

“It feels like someone’s got your back,” added Evans.

“It feels like every woman can dream bigger,” proclaimed Maxwell.

Claire Furlong, ICC General Manager – Marketing and Communications, stated, “International Women’s Day is about using our collective voice to accelerate gender parity. What better way to do that and celebrate inclusion than to partner with the four sports that were, along with cricket, recently included in the LA 28 Olympic Games.

“All five sports have a clear commitment to parity and this film celebrates that with the world’s best athletes aiming to inspire inclusion for the next generation.”

International Women’s Day, observed on 8 March every year, celebrates the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women around the globe. The day also serves as a reminder and call to action for the acceleration of gender parity.