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Top 10 Richest Cricket Boards in the World as of 2024

By Akanksha - March 27, 2024 - Last updated on Mar 27, 2024 09:56 PM
Top 10 Richest Cricket Boards in the World as of 2024

Numerous nations where cricket is the primary sport have a national-level board that oversees all significant game-related responsibilities. Counted among the wealthiest cricket boards globally, some have billions of dollars in net worth.

Top 10 Richest Cricket Boards in the World as of 2024

Board name Net worth (est.) Annual revenue (est.)
New Zealand Cricket (NZC) $9 million $28.86 million
Cricket West Indies (CWI) $15 million $13 million
Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) $20 million $15 million
Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) $38 million $17 million
Cricket South Africa (CSA) $47 million $62 million
Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) $51 million $110 million
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) $55 million $111 million
England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) $59 million $380 million
Cricket Australia (CA) $70 million $392 million
Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) $2 Billion $919 million

10. New Zealand Cricket (NWC)

New Zealand Cricket (NWC)

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It is surprising to see New Zealand ranked so low on the Top 10 Richest Cricket Boards list. They even trail behind some of the weaker nations in terms of revenue. New Zealand has a small talent pool to manage because of its small size. With barely $9 million in total net worth, the NZC's most recent income was $28.86 million. The NZC is supported by several companies, such as Ford, ANZ, Air New Zealand, KFC, Gillette, etc.

Information Details
Headquarters Christchurch, New Zealand
Affiliation International Cricket Council
Affiliation date 1926
Founded 27 December 1894

9. West Indies Cricket Board (WICB)

West Indies Cricket Board (WICB)

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Listed at number nine on the Richest Cricket Board list is the West Indies Cricket Board. The West Indies Cricket Board is the name of the Caribbean Cooperative Cricket Association. The WICB's main revenue stream outside of international cricket is the Caribbean Premier League (CPL). However, the WICB is unable to generate as much revenue as it should because of important political difficulties and poor operational management. On the other hand, the West Indies Cricket Board is said to be worth $15 million.
Information Details
Headquarters St. John’s, Antigua and Barbuda
Founded 1920
Affiliation International Cricket Council
Affiliation Date 31 May 1926

8. Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC)

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC)

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The unfavourable political environment in the nation has significantly impacted Sri Lanka Cricket, which was once a major power in Asian cricket. Another domestic cricket competition in that country is the Lanka Premier competition. Nonetheless, throughout the last few years, the SLC's revenue has gradually declined, and the board's net worth is today estimated to be $20 million. On the list of the Top 10 Richest Cricket Boards in the World, the Sri Lanka Cricket Board is ranked number eight with its current net worth.

Information Value
Headquarters Sinhalese Sports Club
Founded June 30, 1975
Affiliation date July 21, 1981
Affiliation International Cricket Council

7. Zimbabwe Cricket Board (ZCB)

Zimbabwe Cricket Board (ZCB)

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In this regard, the ZCB often beats its rivals. They are among the least competitive test-playing nations in the world, and their home T20 competitions seldom include the biggest stars. Despite this, the Zimbabwe Cricket Board came in seventh place on the global Richest Cricket Board ranking.

Information Details
Headquarters Harare Sports Club, Harare
Affiliation date 6 July 1992
Affiliation International Cricket Council
Founded 1992

6. Cricket South Africa (CSA)

Cricket South Africa (CSA)

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Cricket With the launch of the new T20 Cricket League, South Africa ought to go up in this list shortly. With a reported net worth of $47 million, they are now ranked sixth among the wealthiest cricket boards worldwide. The CSA's income projections would take into account the previous T20 tournament, which was originally known as the Ram Slam and is currently known as the Betway T20 Challenge. The sponsor, Betway, also contributed to these figures rising.

Information Details
Affiliation International Cricket Council
Headquarters Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Founded June 29, 1991
Affiliation Date 1909

5. Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB)

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB)

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The Bangladesh Cricket Board is placed rather highly on this list based on their ICC ranking. This might be the case because the Bangladesh Premier League, their national T20 league, is among the most established leagues of its kind. Bangladesh Cricket Board is the fifth richest cricket board in the world because of the contribution of Bangladesh Premier League to its net worth.The TV deal with the broadcaster Ban Tech accounts for a significant percentage of the BBC's reportedly $51 million valuation.

Information Details
Headquarters Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium
Affiliation date 1977
Founded 1972
Affiliation International Cricket Council

4. Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)

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Among the four richest cricket bodies worldwide, the Pakistan Cricket Board is ranked fourth. Pakistan is another country in Asia that is passionate about cricket. Cricket is the most popular sport in Pakistan and has a large following base. It assists the Pakistan Cricket Board in luring businesses to sign sponsorship deals. T20 cricket is the most important factor in terms of making money. The Pakistan Super League, which the PCB just established, has allowed the league to rise to fourth place on this ranking.After deducting extra revenue, sources state that the Pakistan Cricket Board is worth $55 million.

Information Details
Headquarters Gaddafi Stadium, Ferozepur Road
Affiliation International Cricket Council
Founded 1 May 1949
Affiliation date 28 July 1952

3. England and Wales Cricket Board (EWCB)

England and Wales Cricket Board (EWCB)

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The EWCB is the third-richest cricket board globally. The Hundred hasn't won over all supporters of the home team yet; it made its debut in 2021 and sparked controversy when the ECB accepted it. Nonetheless, The Hundred is unquestionably a substantial revenue stream for the ECB. While the County Championship and the Royal London One Day Cup draw larger crowds, the T20 Blast is another very lucrative game. It is projected that the ECB will have a net worth of $59 million by 2022.

Information Details
Headquarters Lord’s Cricket Ground, London NW8
Founded 1 January 1997
Affiliation date 15 June 1909
Affiliation International Cricket Council

2. Cricket Australia

Cricket Australia

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Australia's cricket board is the second richest cricket board in the world. Cricket Australia has TV broadcasting deals with networks all around the world, notably Fox Sports at home, because of the great interest in Australian cricket. With a claimed net worth of $79 million, they were also successful in launching the Big Bash competition (BBL), which is perhaps the second-most watched T20 competition in the world after the IPL.

Information Details
Affiliation International Cricket Council
Headquarters Jolimont, Melbourne, Australia
Founded 1905
Affiliation date 1909

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

BCCI

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With an estimated net worth of $2.25 billion, the Board of Control for Cricket in India is the richest cricket board in the world. Enormous competitions that attract a global viewership and showcase their brands attract eager commercial partners.In that sense, the Indian Premier League is the biggest of all. The IPL, which provides the BCCI with a sizable amount of cash, is largely responsible for the organization being by far the richest cricket board in the world.

Information Details
Headquarters Cricket Centre, Mumbai
Affiliation International Cricket Council
Founded December 1928
Affiliation Date 31 May 1926

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