Despite their defeat in the final of the 2023 Cricket World Cup, India’s dominance in the sport is assured. With a population of 1.4 billion people and significant financial contributions, India has solidified its position as a powerhouse in cricket. The Indian Premier League (IPL), which hosts one of the most lucrative domestic competitions, recently sold its media rights for $6.2 billion, further solidifying India’s financial strength in the sport. This puts India ahead of England and Australia, two other members of the “big three” of the International Cricket Council (ICC).
The IPL has become a major driver of revenue for cricket in India and has helped to cement its position as a dominant force on and off the pitch. The tournament attracts millions of fans from around the world, with many teams boasting international players from countries such as Australia, England, South Africa, and New Zealand. The success of the IPL has also helped to boost India’s cricket infrastructure and develop new talent for future generations.
Although they may have lost the final match to Australia at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, Indian supporters and administrators can still take pride in their team’s dominance throughout the tournament. With their large population and financial resources behind them, it is clear that India will continue to be a major player in international cricket for years to come.