Cricketers might be excited at the idea of competing in Olympics. I fear that Cricket would "hamper" prospects of individual disciplines which wait for the Games to showcase their talents to the world.
Team sports like cricket should not be included in the Olympics. Olympics is a personal game where sportsman tries to excel within himself. It would be unfair to include cricket in the Olympics as the players of other sports, especially of individual events wait for the single day to happen and show their talents.
Cricket wherever is popular, hampers other sports, but it is the governments who should take corrective measures to ensure that individual sports also get their due,.
Olympics is the lifeline. The player waits for this day after long four years to showcase his talent and also to let the world know about him. India is going to make history in Boxing at Beijing.