India's dominance in global cricket: A financial and political powerhouse

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India's influence in world cricket has grown exponentially, transforming from a once-marginalized nation to the sport's financial epicenter. The recent Cricket World Cup highlighted India's commanding position, with accusations of favoritism in scheduling and venue selection to maximize viewership and revenue.

India contributes 80-85% of the ICC's annual earnings, giving the BCCI unprecedented control and BCCI also takes back the largest share of ICC’s earnings (38.5 per cent). This power affects big tournaments, bilateral series, and even the cricket boards in other countries, especially Pakistan.

The Indian Premier League (IPL) has become a global phenomenon, attracting top talent and generating massive revenues. Its success has further solidified India's position in world cricket.

India's rise from paying guarantee money in the 1980s to its current status is remarkable. Key factors include:​
  1. According to the data available, India has more than 1.12 billion mobile users, which makes up about 79% of its population. Most of these are smartphones. Additionally, there are 230 million households with televisions in India.​
  2. Smart marketing of tournaments since Jagmohan Dalmiya won the ICC elections in 1997
  3. Good financial management and negotiation skills by the BCCI
Now, India is so important to the ICC and other cricket boards that it often influences decisions about tournaments, where games are played, and games between two countries. While some people criticize this power, it’s clear that India now has a big role in a game it once had little recognition in.
 
India's influence in world cricket has grown exponentially, transforming from a once-marginalized nation to the sport's financial epicenter. The recent Cricket World Cup highlighted India's commanding position, with accusations of favoritism in scheduling and venue selection to maximize viewership and revenue.

India contributes 80-85% of the ICC's annual earnings, giving the BCCI unprecedented control and BCCI also takes back the largest share of ICC’s earnings (38.5 per cent). This power affects big tournaments, bilateral series, and even the cricket boards in other countries, especially Pakistan.

The Indian Premier League (IPL) has become a global phenomenon, attracting top talent and generating massive revenues. Its success has further solidified India's position in world cricket.

India's rise from paying guarantee money in the 1980s to its current status is remarkable. Key factors include:​
  1. According to the data available, India has more than 1.12 billion mobile users, which makes up about 79% of its population. Most of these are smartphones. Additionally, there are 230 million households with televisions in India.​
  2. Smart marketing of tournaments since Jagmohan Dalmiya won the ICC elections in 1997
  3. Good financial management and negotiation skills by the BCCI
Now, India is so important to the ICC and other cricket boards that it often influences decisions about tournaments, where games are played, and games between two countries. While some people criticize this power, it’s clear that India now has a big role in a game it once had little recognition in.
yawn.. It is getting repeatable now.
 
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India's influence in world cricket has grown exponentially, transforming from a once-marginalized nation to the sport's financial epicenter. The recent Cricket World Cup highlighted India's commanding position, with accusations of favoritism in scheduling and venue selection to maximize viewership and revenue.

India contributes 80-85% of the ICC's annual earnings, giving the BCCI unprecedented control and BCCI also takes back the largest share of ICC’s earnings (38.5 per cent). This power affects big tournaments, bilateral series, and even the cricket boards in other countries, especially Pakistan.

The Indian Premier League (IPL) has become a global phenomenon, attracting top talent and generating massive revenues. Its success has further solidified India's position in world cricket.

India's rise from paying guarantee money in the 1980s to its current status is remarkable. Key factors include:​
  1. According to the data available, India has more than 1.12 billion mobile users, which makes up about 79% of its population. Most of these are smartphones. Additionally, there are 230 million households with televisions in India.​
  2. Smart marketing of tournaments since Jagmohan Dalmiya won the ICC elections in 1997
  3. Good financial management and negotiation skills by the BCCI
Now, India is so important to the ICC and other cricket boards that it often influences decisions about tournaments, where games are played, and games between two countries. While some people criticize this power, it’s clear that India now has a big role in a game it once had little recognition in.
Yes please ask China to dominate cricket and compete with India. They too have the numbers
 
I don't understand the point of bashing India for making money from there own country. Cricket is a hugely followed sport, we spend our own money running it, across the length and breadth of the country. To run and manage 38 teams, 1000s of players etc is country like India no mean feat. Learn from there management to improve yourself.
 
It is more of a lesson for Pakistan to learn than a trolling attempt.

India made its name by working hard and improving day-by-day. Cannot take anything away from them in this regard.
 
It is more of a lesson for Pakistan to learn than a trolling attempt.

India made its name by working hard and improving day-by-day. Cannot take anything away from them in this regard.
Pakistan needs to have some sort of stability in PCB. Some needs to grow a pair, and get this ridiculous Patron in Chief concept to the bins of history. Give one guy a go, give him clear KPIs and objectives and let him run cricket independently for 4 years. Things will start falling in place. Talent and interest is there.
 
The worst thing about India's monoply over cricket has been disenchantment of players from National duty. And now it remains to be seen how they respond to CT 2025 being held in Pakistan
 
It is more of a lesson for Pakistan to learn than a trolling attempt.

India made its name by working hard and improving day-by-day. Cannot take anything away from them in this regard.
Absolutely right. Not just for the PCB to learn, but ICC as well and the rest of the boards.

The situation screams for a change in the current setup. The ICC needs to change. They need to change their revenue model. The other boards too need to change. Get more self sufficient.

But all of this takes hard work, sacrifices. It can be done. BCCI have demonstrated that. Are any one of the boards or the ICC willing to do this. Especially when they can just sit back and let the BCCI money fall into their laps.
 
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