Top 5 Richest Cricket Boards: BCCI Way Ahead Of The Rest. The craze for cricket is growing exponentially across the world and it has gradually turned into a money-making machine. The Indian Premier League acquires more views than many well-known international leagues, namely the UEFA Champions League, NBA, and NFL. This brings more and more money to the sport and the players alike.
While there is a central body named the ICC (International Cricket Council) to regulate the proceedings of cricket internationally, each cricketing nation also has a cricket board of its own that takes all the decisions regarding cricket in that very nation. In this article, we take a look at the top five richest cricket boards in the world.
5. Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB)
Bangladesh has slowly grown into a very rich cricketing nation. Their cricket board is now the fifth richest in the world, which shows how far the small nation has come. This has all been made possible thanks to the recent success of their national team across all formats. BCB’s reported net worth is around $52 million
4. Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)
India’s neighboring country, Pakistan, has the fourth richest cricket board in the world. They have an estimated net worth of $57 million. The Pakistan Cricket Board started the PSL (Pakistan Super League) in 2016 and it has been a huge hit. It is expected that the PSL’s success can slowly turn Pakistan into the second richest cricketing nation in the world if things go in their favor.
3. England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB)
The England Cricket Board has an estimated net worth of $60 million. English fans enjoy both cricket and football and they have very passionate fans. Thus, the cricket stadiums are always full. ECB recently started the Hundred League, which is England’s take on a short-format league.
2. Cricket Australia (CA)
Although Australia is the most successful cricketing country in the world, its board of cricket is only the second richest in the world. They have an estimated net worth of $80 million. Australia is also home to the Big Bash League, the second biggest T20 league in the world.
1. Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)
India is currently deemed the cricket hub of the world, as this nation has the biggest fan following of the sport. The mass following of cricket in India leads to the generation of more money, which has made the BCCI very rich over the years.
The origin of the Indian Premier League ended up being a game-changer for BCCI’s earnings and they never had to look back. The BCCI currently has an estimated net worth of $2.5 to 3 billion, which is more than the combined net worth of all the other cricket boards on this list.