Modified:2022-10-12  Published:2022-10-12  Views: 171
Author: n.paul
Published in: Company & Organization
Top 10 Richest Cricket Boards In The World

Is there a single person who does not enjoy cricket? The answer must come out as negative. Cricket is undoubtedly one of the most enjoyable sports to exist, no matter if you are playing or watching. The stable growth of cricket has made it even more popular in recent time. In last 10 years the sport has improved a lot with the help of technology and made a solid impact on the image of the audience. Another aspect related to cricket that has seen a stable growth is the money that the cricket board earns. Cricket boards are now one of the most successful and wealthy organizations that have made cricketers some of the highest paid athletes of the world. This is what is this article all about. In this article we will be discussing about the top 10 richest cricket boards of the world along with the generated revenue. The net worth will be mentioned with each of the cricket board as well.

Now, there can be question regarding the source of revenue of the cricket boards. And we are here to answer that as well. There are three primary sources that the cricket board generate their revenue from. The first source is the sponsorship, which is often received based on the performance of the team. Therefore, the strength of the team is proportional to the amount of sponsorship that they receive. The second source of income is the broadcasting deals, which is signed with the governing bodies for claiming rights of live streaming of matches and series. And the third source of income is the leagues, which is organized by different countries and bring in a good amount of money to the boards. So, let’s know which boards are ruling the world of cricket with their wealthy set-up.

Lord's

10. New Zealand Cricket (NZC)

Revenue (2021)

$28.86 million

Net worth

$9 million

 

Table 1

New Zealand Cricket (NZC) lands on the 10th position of the list of richest cricket boards in the world with a revenue generation of $28.86 million. Most of the revenue of the cricket board is collected from two types of broadcasting types.

  • Broadcasting rights to home internationals
  • The share of broadcasting rights that are sold by ICC for different tournaments, such as world cup.

There are also a number of well-known and reputed companies that support NZC, such as Ford, ANZ, Air New Zealand, KFC, Gillette and many more. The headquarters of the board is situated in Christchurch, New Zealand. Debbie Hockley is the president of the board and Martin Snedden is the chairman.

9. Cricket West Indies (CWI)

Revenue (2021)

$15.53 million

Net worth

$15 million

 

Table 2

Cricket West Indies is the 9th richest cricket board of the world with a revenue generation of $15.53 million. The earnings of the board significantly grew after the establishment of Caribbean Premier League. Moreover, there are a number of companies that support the cricket board as well. The headquarters of the board is located in St. John's, Antigua, and Barbuda. Ricky Skerritt is serving as the president of the board and Johnny Grave is the CEO.

8. Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC)

Revenue (2021)

$13.7 million

Net worth

$20 million

 

Table 3

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) is recognised as the 8th richest cricket board of the world. The primary earning of the board is derived from the match collection. The board also handles men’s and women’s under 19 teams and earns quiet a lot from there as well. The sponsors of the cricket board are Dialog, MAS, Masuri, My Cola, Red Bull, LiCC Jeans, Sony Pictures Networks, ITW Global, Namal Balachandra, Cristal Bottled Drinking Water, Life Bottled Drinking Water, The IPG Group, fairplay news, and Moose Clothing Company. Headquarters of SLC is located at Sinhalese Sports Club. The president of the board is Shammi Silva, and the director is Tom Moody.

7. Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC)

Revenue (2021)

$15.33 million

Net worth

$38 million

 

Table 4

Zimbabwe Cricket lands as the 7th richest cricket board in the list of top 10 richest cricket boards in the world. Even though the board and the team was suspended by ICC in 2019, which impacted its earnings, the board has been performing well to gain the 7th position in the list. The net worth of the cricket board is $38 million, which is certainly promising. The sponsors of the board are Castle Lager, Vega Sportswear, Coca-Cola, Sanctuary Insurance, uMax, Schweppes, ZimGold. The headquarters of ZC is situated in Harare Sports Club, Harare. Tavengwa Mukuhlani is the chairman of the board and Wilfred Mukondiwa is the CEO.

6. Cricket South Africa (CSA)

Revenue (2021)

$66.65 million

Net worth

$47 million

 

Table 5

With a revenue collection of $66.65 million Cricket South Africa, CSA, has become the 6th richest cricket board of the world. The cricket team of South Africa is recognised as one of the strongest cricket teams to exist as well. Hence, it is not a surprise that the cricket board has made it to the top 10 list. The sponsors of the cricket board are Betway, Momentum, Sunfoil, KFC, Castle, Powerade, Ticket Pro, SuperSport, BitCo, Virgin Active, Momentum Health, SABC Sport, Kemach JCB, Springbok Atlas, and Phizz, Castore. These sponsors are one of the primary methods of the earnings of the board.  The headquarters of the board is located in, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa. The president is Rihan Richards, and the chairperson is Lawson Naidoo.

5. Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB)

Revenue (2021)

$110 million

Net worth

$51 million

 

Table 6

Even though Bangladesh cricket team is not recognised as one of the strongest cricket teams of the world, Bangladesh Cricket Board secures its 5th position in the top 10 list of the richest cricket board of the world. It has managed to collect a revenue of $110 million in the year of 2021 along with a net worth of $51 million. The board has secured most of the earnings from BPL (Bangladesh Premier League). Moreover, there are some of the promising companies that support them as sponsors. Among the sponsors the mention of Daraz, Hungry Naki, Aamra Network, Pan Pacific, Walton needs to be made. The broadcasting rights can also be established as one of most promising sources of the income of BCB. The headquarters of the board is situated in Mirpur, Dhaka. Nazmul Hassan Papon is the president of the board and Nizam Uddin Chowdhury is the CEO of BCB.  

Cricket

4. Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)

Revenue (2021)

$111.45 million

Net worth

$55 million

 

Table 7

After beating India in the 2021 T20 world cup for the first time in world cup history the significance of Pakistan cricket team has increased a lot. Moreover, the improvement that the team has projected in last two years can not be overlooked as well. As a result, the earnings and significance of Pakistan Cricket Board has been witnessing a growth as well. The board has generated a revenue of $111.45 million last year and has taken up the 4th position in the list of 10 richest cricket boards of the world.

The primary sources of income of PCB are PSL and the supportive sponsors. The major sponsors of the board are Pepsi, Brighto Paints, Gatorade, Easypaisa, United Bank Limited, and PTCL. Additionally, the sponsorship of Park View City, Shahid Afridi Foundation and TCL deserves a mention as well. The headquarters of the board is situated in Gaddafi Stadium, Ferozepur Road. The chairman of PCB is Ramiz Raja. The CEO is Faisal Hasnain.

3. England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB)

Revenue (2021)

$293 million

Net worth

$59 million

 

Table 8

England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has claimed the third position in the list of the top 10 richest cricket boards of the world with a revenue generation of $293 million. The net worth of the cricket board is $59 million. After winning the ODI world cup in 2019, the earnings of the board have skyrocketed. Additionally, the involvement of the sponsors as well as the broadcasting deals play a huge part in generation revenue. the board has sealed its broadcasting deals with Sky Sports.

The major sponsors of ECB are Cinch, Royal London, Vitality, LV, IG, Castore, Lifebuoy, Microsoft, and Chapel Down. The headquarters of the board is located in Lord’s. The current chairman of the board is Richard Thompson. Clare Connor is serving as the CEO.

2. Cricket Australia

Revenue (2021)

$356 million

Net worth

$70 million

 

Table 9

Just as everybody knows Australia is one of the most spontaneous teams in the world. They are famous for their aggressive gameplay, which also makes them one of the strongest teams of the cricket world. After their notable performance in 2021 T20 world cup, the board has earned a good amount of sum, which has successfully placed them as the second-richest cricket board of the world with earnings of $365 million and $70 million as net worth.   

Just like the other cricket boards CA also gains most of its income from sponsors and broadcasting deals. The broadcasting partner of the board is Fox Sports. Sponsors of CA has been categorised in three different categories, which are Platinum partners, the gold partners, and the silver partners. The platinum partners of the board are, Alinta Energy, Vodafone, and Dettol. The gold partners of the board are Commonwealth Bank, XXXX, Woolworths, HCL, Toyota, Qantas, KFC, Fox Sports, Asics, and Bet365. The Silver partners are, Cadbury, Marsh, and Gatorade. The headquarters of CA is situated in Jolimont, Melbourne, Australia. Richard Freudenstein is the chairman while Nick Hockley is the CEO of the board.

1. Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)

Revenue (2021)

$467 million

Net worth

$2.25 billion

 

Table 10

It is not a surprise the BCCI, Board of Control for Cricket in India, has gained the top position in the list of the top 10 richest cricket boards in the world. The revenue that the board has generated is $467 millions along with a net worth of 2.25 billion. It needs to be stated that BCCI is a private organisation and there is no funding from the sides of the Indian government. Just like that, Indian government hardly has any regulation on it. However, the organisation has still managed to be the biggest cricket board of the world with an astonishing amount of net worth. Moreover, the net worth of BCCI is much bigger in amount than the other boards mentioned in the chart. It is also one of the oldest cricket boards to exist as well. BCCI was founded 94 years ago and received its ICC affiliation two years prior of its establishment.

The primary source of income that BCCI possess is IPL (Indian Premier League). IPL takes place once a year and its Indian popularity makes it one of the biggest sports events of India. The big and eminent sponsors are another anchor that significantly contributes towards the high revenue generation of BCCI. Some of the major sponsors of the board are, Byju's (Team sponsor), MPL Sports (Kit sponsor), MasterCard, TATA (Title sponsor for IPL), Dream11, Hyundai, Ambuja Cements (Official partner), Star Sports (Official broadcaster). However, the biggest credit behind the steady performance of the broad’s financial condition goes to the outstanding performance of Indian cricket team.

The board manages three cricket squads, which are national under 19 cricket team, national women’s cricket team and national men’s cricket team. India A and India B teams are also governed by BCCI. The headquarters of the board is situated in Cricket centre, 2nd floor, 'D' road, Wankhede stadium, Churchgate, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. Sourav Ganguly (The eminent former captain of Indian cricket team) is the president of the board. Hemang Amin is the CEO of BCCI. With a long and glorified history, the board is certainly a suitable claimant of the top position in list of the top 10 richest cricket boards of the world.

Article Comments

0 comments.

There are zero comments yet, why not be the first?

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Please log in or register to comment or reply to a comment.

Articles Search

Featured Articles

Most Popular Articles

Article Categories Expand

10  
1  
1  
1  
0  
6  
0  
82  
5  

There are zero sub-categories in this parent category.

82  
4  
22  
6  
3  
3  
9  
5  
8  
4  
10  
6  
3  
0  
0  
70  
16  
1  
1  
25  
1  
2  
0  
2  
1  
2  
2  
7  
0  
1  
0  
2  
2  
2  
13  
2  
1  
3  
2  
1  
0  
2  
3  
2  
0  
1  
5  
0  
3  
4  
0  
17  
53  
1  
1  
0  
1  
0  
0  
6  
1  
1  
41  
1  
1  
2  
0  
12  
0  
0  
0  
0  
7  
3  
0  
2  
2  
1  

There are zero sub-categories in this parent category.

4  
1  
5  
6  
0  
3  
2  
1  
0  
1  
0  
2  
0  
4  
2  
0  
5  
1  
24  
1  

There are zero sub-categories in this parent category.

0  
1  
0  
1  
0  
1  
0  
1  
0  
0  
0  
2  
31  
1  
20  
3  
2  
0  
0  
0  
0  
1  
1  
0  
1  
0  
0  
0  
1  
0  
27  
0  
1  
5  
0  
2  
2  
0  
0  
0  
0  
1  
9  
1  

Sponsor