Richest Cricket Boards in the World The game of cricket is one of the most popular sports in the world. Cricket becomes the most popular sport because of the big boards like India, Australia, England, Pakistan, New Zealand, etc. In India cricket is the biggest sport so the game gets a huge audience from India itself including audiences from Australia, New Zealand, England, Pakistan, Bangladesh, etc.
Therefore, the national cricket board of the respective countries generates a massive amount of revenues from their International matches and domestic league participation. So we look at the top 10 richest cricket boards in the world according to their revenue-generating
10. Zimbabwe Cricket Board
Last but not least the 28 years old Zimbabwe cricket board was formed in the year 1992. Zimbabwe board has generated a revenue of around 113 cores from their cricket matches. With 113 crore revenue, Zimbabwe earlier placed in 9th spot in the list of richest cricket boards in the world by surpassing Sri Lanka.. But after the Sri Lanka series against India generate huge revenue for Sri Lanka. So Sri Lanka surpassed Zimbabwe by putting them in 10 spots. Therefore, in recent time’s Zimbabwe cricket teams are not in a better time due to their poor International runs which reflects the revenue earnings of the board.
After the cricket board of Zimbabwe comes into the limelight recently after the Zimbabwe player Ryan Blur posted an image on the Twitter of Torn shoes and the conditions. However, the Zimbabwe team is plays two matches series against Pakistan where Zimbabwe loss the series with a big difference.
9. Sri Lanka Cricket Board
Sri Lanka Cricket Board is placed in 9th position in the list of richest cricket boards in the world. Formed in 1975, Sri Lanka Cricket Board generated a revenue of more than 115 crores this year. Before the series with the India Sri Lanka board financial situation is not that great but the India tour to Sri Lanka gave them a huge financial gain. As India vs Sri Lanka series of 3 ODI and 3 T20Is generated the revenue of around 107 crores.
However, the Sri Lankan Cricket Board is not in good condition for few months as the pandemic has adversely the financial situation of the Board. After getting a whopping amount from the India Series Sri Lankans got stable. Therefore, the cricket board of Sri Lanka generate a good amount of money from their domestic Premier League every year. So, the Sri Lankan cricket board decided to organised the SLC again.
8. West Indies Cricket Board
In the number 8 position, we have the West Indies cricket board, WICB. With the revenue generated around 116 crores from their cricket matches. As it is founded in the year 1920 West Indies cricket, is one of the oldest cricket baord in the world. And the board is already complete its 100 years. In the year 1996, they have changed their name from West Indies Board of Control to West Indies cricket board.
West Indies also generate a good amount of revenue from their domestic league the Caribbean Premier League every year. So, the 2021 Caribbean Premier League is going on from August. In the recent series of West Indies team against Sri Lanka in which they have kept the scoreline draw.
7. New Zealand Cricket Board
New Zealand cricket is place in the 7th position with the revenue of 210 crores this year in the list of the richest cricket board 2021. The cricket team of New Zealand is one of the rising teams in recent years. As they are reached two finals of the World cup. Therefore, recently they have become the champions of the World Test Championship after beating India.
Not only the cricket team of New Zealand is growing extremely well. But even they are players like Kane Williamson and Trent Boult are dominating in their respective roles of ICC ranking. So, the New Zealand cricket board is generating a handsome amount of revenue despite their low population.
6. Cricket South Africa
In the number 6th position, we have a board of Cricket South Africa. With more than double amount of revenues from the following boards like New Zealand, West Indies. Cricket South Africa has generated an amount of around 486 crores from their matches with some of the big companies like Coca, Cola, Betway, KFC, etc. The South African cricket board is formed in the year 1991.
For few years South African cricket team is not in its better version as it is known for in terms of its captain and team form. Recently, South Africa appointed their new captains for limited and long formats. Therefore, in the limited over Temba Bavuma and in long format Dean Elgar is appoint as new South African captain for their upcoming tours. However, in the ongoing series of South Africa in the tour of Sri Lanka of three ODI and 3 T20Is. In th three ODI series, South Africa lost the series against Sri Lanka with 1-2.
5. Bangladesh Cricket Board
Formed in 1972, the Bangladesh Cricket Board has generated revenue of around 802 crores. That’s double the revenue of what cricket South Africa generated. With a whopping revenue from their match broadcasting partners. The Bangladesh Cricket board is placed in 5th place among the richest cricket boards in the world.
The partner companies with Bangladesh cricket board like Aamra Network, Pan Pacific and Daraz. Bangladesh is a cricket fan country with a huge cricket lover that helps the cricket team to grow well. However, in the recent 5 T20i series against New Zealand, Bangladesh wins the series with 2-3.
4. Pakistan Cricket Board
One of the oldest cricket boards in the world Pakistan Cricket board was formed in the year 1949 after the independence. The cricket board Pakistan has generated a revenue of around 811 crores. Therefore, earned 9 crores more than the Asian board Bangladesh cricket board. With the big companies tie-ups, Pakistan has earned a huge revenue despite the pandemic like the United Bank Limited, Gatorade, Pepsi, etc.
Therefore, the Pakistan cricket board also generate revenues from their domestic tournament Pakistan Super League. However, the Pakistan cricket team recently played a test series against West Indies. But the result remains to draw with 1-1. Moreover, they will be playing in the upcoming series against New Zealand and England before going to the T20 World cup.
3. England and Wales Cricket Board
The founder of Cricket England is one of the biggest cricket teams in the world that drive world cricket. England and Wales cricket boards are not only one biggest in the terms of the team but also comes in the top three in terms of revenue-generating. England cricket board has generated a huge revenue of 2135 crores and the ECB is founded in the year 1997.
The World cup winner of 2019 has some big-name sponsors in their bucket like New Balance, Royal London, Lifebuoy, etc. However, England is playing test match series with India where England is losing with 2-1 from India.
2. Cricket Australia
The Cricket Australia which is consider as one of the best cricket teams of all is in the second position of richest cricket boards after the Indian cricket board. With 2843 crores in their revenue-generating from their matches, as Australian cricket is the oldest cricket board in the world. The cricket Australia was founded in the year 1905
Cricket Australia has some big names and a number of sponsorship in their bucket like Dettol, KFC, Cadbury, HCL, etc. That generated a whopping amount for Cricket Australia despite this pandemic. However, the Australian cricket team has played their last match in April against New Zealand during the Series of three ODI and 3 T20Is.
1. Board of Control for Cricket in India
Here we come to the number one spot on the list of richest cricket boards in the world by 2021. It is secure by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Here is no surprise that the Indian cricket board grab the number spot as the BCCI generates a huge amount of revenue from Cricket every year. This time Board of Control for Cricket in India did a business of around 3730 crores. Which is around 1000 crores difference between the second place Cricket Australia.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India known as one of the oldest cricket boards in the world was inaugurate in the year 1928. Therefore, Indian cricket is powerful both in terms of team and revenue. However, the Indian cricket team is playing test series against England and they are leading the series with 2-1. After completing the series in England they will join their biggest domestic cricket league IPL in UAE.