World’s richest cricket board – Cricket is among the most celebrated sports across the globe. ICC along with cricket boards of the respective nations have played a major role in making the game popular worldwide. While some boards are extremely rich, many are in a growing phase. This list weights on the richest cricket boards in the world.
|Cricket Board||Value in rupees|
|1.||Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)||33730 Crores|
|2.||Cricket Australia (CA)||2843 Crores|
|3.||England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB)||2135 Crores|
|4.||Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)||811 Crores|
|5.||Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB)||802 Crores|
1. Board of Control for Cricket in India
The world’s richest cricket board is none other Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). There’s no brainer why they are the richest among the other boards. The amount of cricket Teams India plays along with their sponsorship with Byju’s, MPL Sports, Paytm, Dream 11, Hyundai, Ambuja Cements, and Star Sports contribute to their cause. However, apart from all this one of the major reasons for them being the richest in the world is the Indian Premier League (IPL). The governing body earns a huge amount of money every year from the tournament.
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2. Cricket Australia
Cricket Australia (CA) is second on the list of the World’s richest cricket board. Founded in the year 1905, Australia’s cricket board reportedly has a value of INR 2843 Crores. The governing body has signed deals with many companies as their sponsors. Their associates include Vodafone, Dettol, Commonwealth Bank, Woolworths, HCL, Toyota, KFC, Fox Sports, Cadbury, and Gatorade. Apart from this, Cricket Australia has also started the Big Bash League, from which they are earning huge chunks of money.
3. England and Wales Cricket Board
Having a revenue of INR 2135 Crores, England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is the third World’s richest cricket board. It was founded in 1997 and have sponsorship deals with Vitality, Royal London, Lifebuoy, and New Balance. They also earn money from T20 leagues in Vitality T20 blast and recently started the Hundred League. With the Hundred tournament expected to grow with time, certainly, ECB will only earn more money.
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4. Pakistan Cricket Board
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) sits fourth on the list of the World’s richest cricket board. Although they have less money as compared to the top three boards in the world, but they are growing by leaps and bounds. Having a revenue of 811 Crores, PCB was founded in 1949. Companies like Pepsi, Brighto Paints, Gatorade, Easypaisa, United Bank Limited, and PTCL have their sponsorship deals with the board. Apart from this, they also started to earn money in huge chunks after they introduced the Pakistan Superleague.
5. Bangladesh Cricket Board
You’ll be surprised to know that Bangladesh Cricket Board is the fifth richest cricket board in the world with an earning of INR 802 Crores. Founded in 1972, the Bangladesh Cricket Board has risen in ranks and is only expected to grow. They have signed deals with many companies like Daraz, Aamra Network, and Pan Pacific as their sponsors. Recently they started Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), from which they have started to earn too.
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