• BCCI most followed on Twitter followed by BCB and CSA

    Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni celebrate the occasion.

    A view of the logo of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). (Photo by Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint via Getty Images)

    The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) recently brought up their 5 millionth follower on Twitter and celebrated the event in style. They tweeted a GIF image of Indian all-format captain Virat Kohli, Former Indian captain MS Dhoni, Manish Pandey and Hardik Pandey ecstatic about the feat. After BCCI, Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) and Cricket South Africa (CSA) have the most number of followers on Twitter.

    1. BCCI (5 million followers)

    The Indian Cricket Board seems miles away from the rest of the boards on the basis of following on Twitter. Formed in 1928, it is a consortium of a number of State Boards of association. It is responsible for producing stalwarts one after the other through almost 6 decades now. BCCI boasts the World Cup of 1983, 2011 and T20 WC of 2007. Presently, India holds the numero uno position in Tests as well. The other factor for its high following on social media is the mammoth population of the cricket crazy nation. As of now, BCCI is the powerhouse of global cricket.

    Presently, India holds the numero uno position in Tests as well. The other factor for its high following on social media is the mammoth population of the cricket crazy nation. As of now, BCCI is the powerhouse of global cricket.

    2. BCB (1.55 million followers)

    The passion for cricket for fans in India can only be challenged by the fans of their neighbors on the east, Bangladesh . The team has improved leaps in bounds in the last few years in all formats of the game especially in ODIs. They have performed exceedingly well in the last edition of the Champions Trophy and World Cup as the Tigers reached the quarter-finals and the semi-finals of the competition respectively. India proved to be their kryptonite on both the occasions.

    3. CSA (864k followers)

    South African Cricket boasts some of the finest cricketers ever produced, with the likes of Herschelle Gibbs, Allan Donald, Jacques Kallis and Ab de Villiers representing the Proteas. In spite of reservations, rampant politics ruling the Board and players fleeing to England with Kolpak Deals, Cricket South Africa still are placed third in the list of followers on Twitter. They would aim to clinch the 2019 World Cup in England and put an end to the long-time tag of chokers out of their dictionary in the very place where it all began for them.

    4. CA (814k followers)

    Australia has been the team to beat for almost a few decades now. After the world beating side of West Indies, Australia continued their World Dominance by clinching last four of the five World Cups organized. The recent fallout with the Australian Cricket Association might have increased their number of followers lately, but Cricket Australia firmly holds the fourth position with 864k followers

    5. PCB (746k followers)

    The most controversial board of all times, heading yet another cricket frenzied nation is the Pakistan Cricket Board. PCB had to struggle off-late to convince the other boards to visit their country to play home matches. People of both Pakistan and Bangladesh are passionate followers of the game and therefore the PCB holds the fifth position.

    6. ECB (697k followers)

    England and Wales Cricket Board are one of the oldest cricket board which handles the Three Lions. The England Women’s Team recently brought laurels to the Board as they clinched their fourth World Cup. Unfortunately, the men’s team has not been able to replicate their feat even though they won the T20 World Cup of 2009. They would start as favorites in the next edition of the World Cup. ECB holds the sixth place with 697k followers.

    7. SLC (540k followers)

    Sri Lankan Cricket is going through a turmoil at the moment which triggered especially post the retirement of their three legendary cricketers Mahela Jayawardena, Kumar Sangakkara and Tillakaratne Dilshan. Sri Lanka has always been renowned to bring in their unique brand of cricket but unfortunately have struggled even against traditionally weaker opponents lately. SLC is placed 7th in the list with 540k followers.

    8. NZC (352k followers)

    One of the most efficient boards in World Cricket which has consistently produced world-class sides era after era despite limitations of the population and square field area, New Zealand Cricket are placed eight in the list with 352k followers.

    9. WICB (227k followers)

    It has been a couple of decades now as West Indies have struggled to compete with the quality opposition in all format of the game consistently. West Indies following on Twitter represents the declining interested of Cricket in the Carribean.

    10. ZC (161k followers)

    Zimbabwe Cricket is on a rise especially after recent achievement and return of their star players. They are placed 10th on the list of most followed cricket board across the board.