World's Richest Cricket Boards: Income, Sponsors, Revenue, Leagues, Rights
Cricket is gaining popularity with time and is only next to football and basketball in terms of viewership and valuation. The cricket boards a....
The Bangladeshi board is placed at number 5 among the richest cricket boards in the world. The board is a surprise in this list as it tops SLC (Sri Lanka Cricket), WICB (West Indies Cricket Board) NZC (New Zealand Cricket), and CSA (Cricket South Africa).
BCB earns a major part of its revenue from BPL, Rights, and Sponsorships. Daraz, Aamra Network, and Pan Pacific are the sponsors of the Bangladesh Cricket team and the broadcasting rights are with Ban Tech. The annual revenue for the board is $110 million and the net worth stands at $51 million.
The Pakistan cricket board is placed in 4th position in this list. The last two years have contributed mainly to the board's valuation after their performance in T20 World Cup 2021. The Pakistan cricket team played by Babar Azam has gained its reputation as a serious cricketing nation in the last 2 years. The current net worth of the PCB is $55 million while the valuation stands at $11.45 million. Sponsors associated with the teams are PepsiCo, Brighto paints, Gatorade, Easypaisa, United Bank Limited, and PTCL. The PSL (Pakistan super league) contributes to the board's earnings.
The England cricket board is placed in 3rd position in this list. The board saw a boom in its earnings only after the conclusion of the 2019 World Cup and it was the first time the England cricket team won an ODI World Cup. Major sponsors for the team are Vitality, Royal London, Lifebuoy, New Balance, and cinch. The net worth of PCB stands at $ 59 million and the valuation of ECB stands at 293 million.
Cricket Australia is perfectly placed in the second position as they have dominated world cricket for a very long time and are doing so even at the present. The cricket board for Australia has pocketed revenue of $356 million in the past year and the net worth of cricket Australia stands at $70 million. Major sponsors for the Australian team are Vodafone, Commonwealth Bank, ASICS, and Dettol. The Broadcasting rights for the team lie with Fox Sports. Also, the Cricket League Big bash contributes to the revenue of the board.
The Indian board is earning a massive amount of money and is the richest Cricket board in the world with a valuation of $ 2.25 Billion. The BCCI earns a major chunk of its income from the Indian Premier League, sponsorships, TV, and Broadcast deals. The major brands associated with the board are MPL sport, Paytm, Dream11, Hyundai Ambuja cement, and Killer. The annual revenue for the BCCI is $467 Million. The board is valued more than the valuation of the next 5 boards combined.
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