Top 10 Richest Cricket Boards in the World: Cricket is one of the most popular sports across the world. The popularity of cricket has grown over time after the inception of limited-overs cricket. Limited overs cricket gave rise to the 50-over ODI World Cup and the most entertaining format of the game, i.e. T-20 World Cup. T-20 World Cup brought with it the domestic T-20 leagues.
The Cricket Boards play a significant role in organizing international cricket events, bilateral series, and domestic leagues. Through the spectators, broadcasters, and sponsors, the Cricket Boards manage to earn a hefty sum of money. Here is the list of Richest Cricket Boards in the world:
Top 10 Richest Cricket Boards in the World
Sri Lankan Cricket Board
The Sri Lankan Cricket Board is solely responsible for the management and administration of cricket in the island nation of Sri Lanka. Sri Lankan Cricket Board is the 10th richest cricket board in the world.
The estimated earnings of the Sri Lankan Cricket Board in 2021 was Rs. 100 Crore. The Sri Lankan Cricket Board organizes several bilateral series against India, England, Pakistan, and New Zealand. The Board started organizing the Lanka Premier League in 2020.
Zimbabwe Cricket Board
Dramatically, the Sri Lankan Cricket Board is poorer than the associate Zimbabwean Cricket Board. Zimbabwe Cricket Board is the 9th richest cricket board in the world. Zimbabwe hosts many nations for bilateral series that include India, Bangladesh, South Africa, and Ireland. Zimbabwe Cricket is flourishing after support from the Cricket Board.
The estimated earnings of the Zimbabwe Cricket Board in the year 2021 was Rs. 113 Crore. Zimbabwean Cricket Team has performed brilliantly in the past few years.
West Indies Cricket Board
The West Indies Cricket Board has increased its earnings after producing some great T-20 talents from the Caribbean, Jamaican, and Trinidad regions. The West Indies Cricket Board hosts the Caribbean Premier League, a domestic T-20 league that has a huge fan base and enjoys the support of a bunch of sponsors.
The revenue from the CPL helped the West Indies Cricket Board to double its revenue. West Indies also hosts India, Australia, South Africa, and Pakistan for bilateral series. West Indies Cricket Board also hosted the 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup. The estimated earnings of the West Indies Cricket Board is Rs. 116 Crore.
New Zealand Cricket Board
The Cricket Board of the Blackcaps is another board that makes significant revenue through cricketing operations. New Zealand Cricket is at its peak after the team emerged runners-up at two consecutive World Cups. New Zealand Cricket Team recently won the inaugural ICC Test Championship. Along with Australia, New Zealand jointly hosted the ICC Cricket World Cup, 2015.
The estimated earnings of the New Zealand Cricket Board in 2021 was Rs. 210 crore. New Zealand hosts top nations of India, England, Australia, and South Africa for bilateral series.
Cricket South Africa
The South African Cricket Board is one of the fastest developing cricket boards in the world. South Africa has a beautiful landscape and cricket grounds. The South African team is renowned as the most compromising and promising cricket-playing country.
The Board supports all its players and encourages cricket at every level of the game. The Proteas hosts Australia, India, Pakistan, and New Zealand for bilateral series. With estimated earnings of Rs. 485 Crores in 2021, CSA is the 6th richest cricket board in the World.
Bangladesh Cricket Board
The Bangladesh Cricket Board has seen tremendous growth in revenue since the inception of the domestic T-20 league. The Bangla Premier League enjoys the support of a lot of sponsors and overseas players participate to bring in more colors.
Bangladesh Cricket has also seen growth as the team played the semi-final of the Champions Trophy in 2017. Bangladesh hosts all the subcontinent nations and Australia-New Zealand for bilateral series. The estimated earnings of BCB in 2021 was 802 crores making it the 5th richest cricket board in the World.
Pakistan Cricket Board
Pakistan is one of the poorest countries in the world but consists of one of the richest cricket boards. Pakistan has a deep interest in cricket and has a magnificent fan base in its territory. Pakistan has one of the strongest cricket teams that won the Champions Trophy in 2017.
The growth in the earnings of the Pakistan Cricket Board was the result of the introduction of the Pakistan Super League, a domestic T-20 league. The PSL has hundreds of sponsors and overseas players participate in the league. International cricket is rarely taken place in Pakistan. The estimated earnings of the board are Rs. 813 crore.
England and Wales Cricket Board
The home of cricket is monitored by the England and Wales Cricket Board. Cricket was first played in England and the board consists of one of the best cricket grounds including the Lords. The England Cricket Team is one of the best Test-playing nations and also won the most recent ICC World Cup in 2019.
England Cricket Board hosts almost every cricket-playing nation for bilateral series. The ECB hosts the Vitality T-20 Blast, County Cup, and Royal London One Day Cup. The estimated earnings of ECB is Rs. 2135 crore and it is the 3rd richest cricket board.
Cricket Australia is the second richest cricket board with estimated earnings of Rs. 2843 crore in 2021. Australian Cricket Team is the most successful team in the history of cricket. It has won four World Cups and a Champions Trophy.
Cricket Australia hosts the popular Big Bash League which has a marvelous fan base and a huge list of sponsors. Australia has a beautiful cricket stadium including the largest Melbourne cricket ground. Australia hosts numerous cricketing nations including India, England, South Africa, and New Zealand.
Board of Cricket Control for India
The BCCI is solely responsible for the management and administration of Cricket in India. Cricket is the most popular game in India and enjoys a tremendous fan base. The BCCI is the richest cricket board in the world.
BCCI hosts the cash-rich Indian Premier League where there are thousands of sponsors. BCCI also hosts many domestic leagues and is hosting the ICC World Cup 2023.
India hosts many nations including England, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, and Sri Lanka. The estimated earnings of BCCI in 2021 is Rs. 3730 Crore which makes it the richest cricket board in the world.
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