Despite losing the 2023 Cricket World Cup match against Australia, India’s dominance in the sport remains unchallenged. With a population of 1.4 billion and being responsible for around 80% of cricket’s revenues, India’s financial stronghold in the game is solidified. The recent sale of media rights for the Indian Premier League (IPL) for $6.2 billion further cements their position as a financial powerhouse in the cricket world, surpassing England and Australia, who are also members of the “big three” of the International Cricket Council (ICC).
India’s influence in cricket extends beyond just their financial strength. The country hosts one of the most lucrative domestic competitions, the IPL, which attracts top players from around the world. This has helped to cement India’s position as a dominant force in cricket both on and off the pitch.
The loss in the final may have been disappointing for Indian supporters and administrators, but it does not undermine India’s continued dominance in cricket. With a large population and significant financial contributions, India remains firmly entrenched as a global powerhouse in the sport.