Top 10 richest cricket boards in the world
Australia jubilant with awards but their struggle with the net worth is evident as they stand behind Zimbabwe.
Published - Jun 4, 2019 1:25 pm | Updated - Feb 7, 2020 10:36 am
Everything that happens on the field of cricket is next to impossible without a stable cricket board monitoring the daily cash inflows and outflows, grassroots development, player performances and also earning funds through advertising and sponsorships. It really is the job of a cricket board to make this sport easily accessible to watch and enjoy in every remote corner.
In the last 10-15 years, we have seen a rapid grown in most boards. They are understanding the importance of how better sponsorships can acquire them more income and how that could help them build better infrastructure to assist the cricketers. Although the end product of this whole cycle is a good game of cricket, there are so many things running behind the scenes to make it look simple.
No wonder why sports management as a course has become so vibrant in these few years and is on the verge of booming more significantly. Celebrating their incredible growth over the years, here’s a look at the 10 richest cricket boards in the world.
10. New Zealand Cricket (NZC) – $9 Million
There was a time before 2014 when New Zealand Cricket wasn’t experiencing the best of times with some major sponsors bowing out because of their inconsistent performances. Yet, they have bounced back big time and managed to reach the 2015 ICC World Cup finals. They also built a very strong team in this period, which puts them as one of the firm favourites to win it in 2019.
One of the reasons why their net worth is lesser than most is because they depend heavily on the broadcasting rights to earn revenue. It’s total net worth sums up to a total of $9 Million. Some of its major sponsors include ANZ Bank New Zealand Limited, Ford Motor Company, Accor Hotels, BLK, Burger King, Caltex, Canterbury, G.J. Gardner, Hertz, Les Mills, Powerade, Totalisator Agency Board and Tui Beer.