Cricket is gaining its popularity all over the world. Cricket has become the craziest game among the Indians. With the shortening of the formats ,the intensity of the game has increased. Cricket has been commercialized to the great extend and players find opportunities to earn more and more money. Well about the World’s poorest Cricket Boards(full-time members)?
With the introduction of T20 leagues across the globe such as IPL Big Bash, Bangladesh Premier League and other leagues the scope to earn has increased. In this article we are going to talk about 5 poorest Cricket board in the world.
NOTE : We do not mean any disrespect to any cricket board in any terms, we are just sharing the information related to current worth of Cricket Boards. Also, we wish a wealthy future to all the mentioned Cricket Boards.
Here are the World’s 5 Poorest Cricket Boards (full-time members)
New Zealand Cricket
The New Zealand cricket made it stand at the top of the poorest Cricket board list. The game of cricket is not as famous as rugby is in New Zealand. The New Zealand cricket board makes very little earning as compared to other cricketing boards. The net worth of the New Zealand cricket board is just 9 million dollars.
New Zealand cricket board generation majority of their revenue from the the sale of of broadcasting rights of the home matches and a part of broadcasting rights the ICC cell during the ICC tournaments.
The main sponsors of the New Zealand cricket board are ANZ Bank New Zealand Limited ,Ford motor company ,Burger King, Canterbury GJ Gardner, Hretz, Les Mills ,Powerade , Totalister agency board, Accor hotels and Caltex.
West Indies Cricket Board
The West Indies cricket board is the second in the list of poorest cricket boards. West Indies cricket ruled the cricket from 1970 to till 2008 upon with the emergence of other games the cricket has lost its place in the Caribbean Island.
With the introduction of Caribbean Premier League in 2013 It gave a much-needed financial help to the West Indies cricket board. Currently West Indies cricket board has the net worth of 15 million dollars.
The main sponsors of West Indies cricket board includes The Bank of Nova Scotia, BLK, Sandals Resorts, Jrtblue Airways, Blue Waters TNT and Beltway Group.
Sri Lanka Cricket
The Sri Lanka cricket board is the national body of sports for the development and administration of cricket on the island. The Sri Lanka cricket became the full time member of the International Cricket Council on 21st July 1981.
Sri Lanka cricket is currently on the third position on the list of poorest cricket boards. The net worth of Sri Lanka cricket is just 20 million dollars and its major revenue comes from broadcasting rights. Sponsors include Dialog Axiation , Mas holding, AIA group limited, Singer Corporation, Huawei Technologies , Swizt , etc.
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Australian cricket is governed by cricket Australia which is a public limited company. Cricket Australia was founded in 1905 as the Australian Cricket board for international cricket and it has been renamed as cricket Australia in 2003.
With the reduction of KFC T20 Big Bash League in 2011, the cricket Australia make its major revenue from the league. Cricket Australia is fourth on the list of poorest cricket boards and has a net worth of 24 million dollars.
Main Sponsors for Cricket Australia include Domain Group, Singtel Optus Pty Limited, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, KFC, XXXX Gold, Gillette, Toyota Motor Corporation, Asics, Bupa, Milo, Bet365 Group Limited, Qantas Airways, Mastercard Incorporated, Hardys Wine, The Gatorade Company, Weet-Bix and Specsavers Optical Group Ltd.
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Zimbabwe cricket has its head quarter in Harare and is a governing body for cricket in Zimbabwe. Bombay became the full time member of ICC in 1992. Zimbabwe team was dominant side till 2000 but after the retirement of their main players , the cricket began to decline.
Zimbabwe cricket board regained its test status in 2011. Zimbabwe cricket is on the 5th postion on the list of poorest cricket boards. Zimbabwe cricket has a total net worth of 38 million dollars. Sponsors include Castrol Langer, Vega sports wear ,Coca-Cola, Century insurance ,uMax and Zimgold.
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