Despite their defeat in the final of the 2023 Cricket World Cup, India’s continued dominance in the sport is assured. With a population of 1.4 billion people and significant financial contributions, the country holds a large portion of cricket’s revenues 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 stronghold in the cricket world, placing them ahead of England and Australia, two other members of the International Cricket Council (ICC).
India’s influence in cricket extends beyond their financial power, as they are also known for their massive fan base and impressive playing records. The loss in the final may not have been what Indian supporters and administrators had hoped for, but it does not diminish India’s continued dominance on and off the pitch. With their vast resources and dedicated fan base, India remains a force to be reckoned with in the world of cricket.