The is the richest cricket board in the world with a net worth of around $2.25 billion. It is also one of the strongest cricket boards, which left ICC behind in terms of a net worth of $2.25 billion.
Along with England and Wales Cricket Board and Australia, BCCI is also one of the major boards. With every year, the revenue of the board keeps on increasing.
But how did it all start?
How BCCI became the richest cricket board in the world?
In 1995, under Jagmohan Dalmiya, resisted Doordarshan which back then used to telecast cricket matches in India. In the same year, BCCI won broadcasting rights and private channels were opened. In the early 2000s, Indian cricket and its commercial revenue grew significantly.
In the first deal, the board, sold the television rights for India and England bilateral series to a foreign company called TWI, also known as Trans World International. Doordarshan had to pay TWI $1 million for the rights to telecast matches in India