Despite a disappointing loss in the final match of the 2023 Cricket World Cup, India’s continued dominance in the sport is assured. With a population of 1.4 billion people, India is responsible for around 80% of cricket’s revenues and hosts one of the most lucrative domestic competitions, the Indian Premier League (IPL). The IPL recently sold its media rights for a whopping $6.2 billion, solidifying India’s financial stronghold in the cricket world. This financial power puts India ahead of England and Australia, the other two members of the “big three” of the International Cricket Council (ICC).
India’s influence in cricket is cemented both on and off the pitch. Their large population ensures that they have a vast pool of talent to draw from, which has helped them become one of the most successful teams in international cricket history. Additionally, their financial contributions to the sport are unmatched, with their financial strength allowing them to invest in state-of-the-art facilities and training programs for their players.
While it may be disappointing to lose a match, especially after winning all previous games leading up to it, India remains one of the strongest teams in world cricket. They will continue to dominate on and off the pitch with their large population and financial contributions ensuring their position as a powerhouse in international cricket.