Cricket is one of the most famous sports in the world and has garnered even more popularity since the introduction of league matches in cricket. India in particular has a massive number of cricket fans and cricket is a culture here, no less than a religion. Along with India, Australia, Pakistan, England, and Sri Lanka also take a keen interest in cricket and all its proceedings. Whenever a national team indulges in a match with another country, the cricket boards rake in huge amounts and the number has only soared since league matches have been introduced. Today we are going to have a look at the top 10 richest cricket boards in the world in the present year.
10. SRI LANKA CRICKET BOARD
SLC, Sri Lanka Cricket Board stands at the 10th place in this list. The board has earned INR 100 Crores. Even though the board did not have the best of time in the past months but that did not stop it from earning this decent amount. The Board was founded in 1975 and since then it governs all the cricket tournaments in Sri Lanka. The pandemic hit SLC hard and BCCI was willing to help its neighbors by playing a few extra matches against the Sri Lankan team.
Sri Lanka last played against Bangladesh and we are sad to say that the team did not do great.
9. ZIMBABWE CRICKET BOARD
Next in line is the Zimbabwe Cricket Board which has earned a revenue of INR 113 Crores. This board is not as old as SLC and came into existence in 1992. Team Zimbabwe has not been doing very well in recent years which has impacted the revenue being earned by the board. The board gets sponsored by companies like Coca-Cola, Castle Lager, uMax, ZimGold, and Vega sportswear.
8. WEST INDIES CRICKET BOARD
WICB, West Indies Cricket Board has earned 8th place in our list with INR 116 Crores. WICB is one of the oldest cricket boards in the world. The board was founded in 1920 and was called the West Indies Cricket Board of Control. In 1996 the name was changed to West Indies Cricket Board. The board is sponsored by Sandals, JetBlue, BetWay, Castore, etc.
West Indies team is one of the strongest teams in international cricket but the last series that West Indies had been involved in was against Sri Lanka which did not bring much excitement because both the matches ended in a draw.
7. NEW ZEALAND CRICKET BOARD
7th position in the richest cricket boards in the world goes to New Zealand Cricket Board with INR 210 Crores. The board is being sponsored by ANZ, Ford, Accor Hotels, Gillette, Powerade, Spark Sports, Dynasty Sport, etc. New Zealand last appeared against India for the World Test Championship final.
6. CRICKET SOUTH AFRICA
CSA, Cricket South Africa has earned INR 485 Crores. CSA was founded in 1991 and its current headquarter is located in Johannesburg. The board is sponsored by Betway, Momentum, Coca-Cola, KFC, Powerade, SuperSport, Castle, etc.
5. BANGLADESH CRICKET BOARD
Bangladesh has clinched 5th position in this list as BCB has been able to garner INR 802 Crores even during this tough time of the pandemic. The board was founded in 1972 and has its headquarter in Dhaka.
Daraz, Amara Network, and Pan Pacific are the sponsors of BCB. Bangladesh played a three-match series against Sri Lanka in May.
4. PAKISTAN CRICKET BOARD
PCB, Pakistan Cricket Board has earned INR 811 Crores which is quite incredible during these tough times. The board was founded in 1949 and currently has its headquarter in Lahore. Pepsi, Brighto Paints, Gatorade, Easypaisa, United Bank Limited, and PTCL have struck sponsorship with PCB. Pakistan Cricket Board also earn a huge amount from Pakistan Super League.
3. ENGLAND AND WALES CRICKET BOARD
We see a huge leap from number 4 to 3 and ECB has earned a whopping amount of INR 2135 Crores. ECB was founded in 1997 and has its headquarter at Lord’s. Vitality, Royal London, Lifebuoy, and New Balance are the sponsors of ECB. Team England is one of the strongest teams in international cricket and was last seen playing against India in the 5-match Test series.
2. CRICKET AUSTRALIA
CA, Cricket Australia comes second in the list as it has earned INR 2843 Crores. It is also the oldest cricket board on this list. The board was founded in 1905. It has its headquarter in the city of Melbourne. Corporate giants that are involved with CA are Vodafone, HCL, Toyota, Cadbury, Fox Sports, Woolworths, Commonwealth Bank, Dettol, etc.
1. BOARD OF CONTROL FOR CRICKET IN INDIA
It must not be surprising for the cricket fans to see BCCI at no. 1 position in the list of top 10 richest cricket boards in 2021. BCCI is one of the most or according to recent data, the most affluent cricket board in the world. It has earned a staggering amount of INR 3730 Crores. Indian Premier League is a huge source of this earning for the BCCI. The board was founded in 1928 and has its headquarter in Mumbai, Maharashtra.
As the richest cricket board in the world, BCCI has struck deals with the best sponsors. Byju’s, MPL Sports, Dream11, Hyundai, Ambuja Cements, Star Sports, etc. are associated with BCCI.
Indian team has played some interesting and vital tournaments recently which include World Test Championship against New Zealand and then indulged in a 5-match Test series against England. Team India and BCCI seem to have a bright future. With cricketers like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, the team is ready for each format and not only ready but capable to emerge victorious each time.