Despite their defeat in the final match of the 2023 Cricket World Cup, India’s continued dominance in the sport remains assured. With a population of 1.4 billion people and significant financial contributions, the country has cemented its position as a major player in the world of cricket.
India is responsible for around 80% of cricket revenue and hosts one of the most lucrative domestic competitions, the Indian Premier League (IPL). The recent sale of IPL media rights for $6.2 billion further solidifies India’s financial foothold in the sport. This puts them ahead of England and Australia, the other two members of the “Big Three” of the International Cricket Council (ICC).
While defeat in the final may not have been what Indian fans and administrators had hoped for, it does not undermine India’s influence in cricket both on and off the field. The country’s large population and financial power ensure that they remain a dominant force in world cricket.