The Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) governs the Indian Cricket Team. BCCI is the richest board in the world. The headquarter is situated in Mumbai. It is part of the “Big Three” of international cricket, along with Cricket Australia and the England and Wales Cricket Board. Roger Binny is the current President of the BCCI.

Birth of BCCI

The organisation of BCCI was established in December 1928. Grant Govan was the first president while Anthony De Mello was the secretary. However, in 1926, the board became a member of the Imperial Cricket Conference. The BCCI is an independent, private organisation that is not governed by the National Sports Federation of India and is very loosely regulated by the Indian government

How does it earn money?

Subsequently, it is both the richest cricket governing body in the world and the richest sporting organisation in the country. The board is financially autonomous and does not, under any circumstances, rely on the Indian government in any way.
BCCI makes money from a variety of sources. Furthermore, these sources include the IPL, the BCCI’s cut of ICC revenue, and the money made from international test matches. However, according to recent estimates, the ICC gives India an astounding 405 million US dollars. In comparison to other ICC members, this makes it the member with the greatest income.

India did win several international series after becoming independent, but not enough to boost the BCCI’s or Indian cricket’s popularity. After we won the World Cup in 1983 in England, India developed a passion for the game of cricket. Players became overnight celebrities, which allowed the BCCI to make huge sums of money.

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