The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), frequently acknowledged as the wealthiest cricket board globally, recently disclosed its precise net worth in a media report. These substantial figures underscore the dominance of Indian cricket, illustrating the significant economic impact when India tours a country.
The rise of the BCCI is largely attributed to the success of the Indian Premier League (IPL), which debuted in 2008.
What makes BCCI’s dominance truly remarkable is the substantial gap between them and the others. BCCI’s net worth is staggering, estimated at 2.25 billion US dollars (over 18,700 crore approximately), leaving Cricket Australia (CA) in a distant second place with a net worth of 79 million US dollars (over 660 Crore), according to a report by Cricbuzz.
Similar to the IPL’s significant role in boosting BCCI’s revenue, Cricket Australia (CA) has also seen success with its T20 league. While not as large as the IPL, it stands as one of the oldest and successful T20 leagues globally. According to the same report, Cricket South Africa (CSA), hosting India for a comprehensive series, holds the sixth-highest net worth among cricket boards worldwide, estimated at 47 million US dollars, representing only about 2% of BCCI’s total worth.
Meanwhile, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) secures the third position in this list with a net worth of 59 million US dollars. This solidifies the reputation of BCCI, CA, and ECB as the ‘Big Three’ in World cricket. India, however, emerges as the leader among these three, primarily due to its cricket-loving population, as stated in the same report, where 90 percent of all sports enthusiasts exclusively follow cricket.