India has the highest viewership and fans in cricket and is the favourite sport followed by millions and millions of people.
People see it as a religion instead of sport such is a popularity of Cricket in India. People tend to leave their work and everything aside and get stuck on the screen to watch the popular sport. After the introduction of live cricket on OTT platforms people are able to access the sport more easily on their smartphones which has helped immensely in getting more viewership.
Reasons why Cricket is such a popular sport
Exposure from a very young age
Cricket is a sport which doesn’t require many players or a big ground to play at a local level. In most of the housing socities cricket is played so Young kids and Adults get attracted to that easily. Kids tend to play sport at school grounds too. Tennis Cricket tournaments is quite popular mode of enjoyment for kids and young people.
Indian Premier League
Introduction of Indian Premier League (IPL) in the year 2008 a franchise T20 tournament attracted viewership all around the world. Overseas Players from around the globe were put into auction where IPL respective teams bid for the players interested in.
World Cup Tournaments
ICC World Cups won by India are 1983 and 2011, T20 World Cup 2007, Champions Trophy 2002 and 2017. Winning 1983 World cup was the greatest achievement as it gained immense respect for Team India at the international level.
There are quite players who have taken cricket to another level like Kapil Dev, Sunil Gavaskar, Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, MS Dhoni , Virat Kohli , Yuvraj Singh, Rohit Sharma etc. Fans are always inquisite and excited to know about their Favourite players and follow them on various social media platform.
BCCI is the most Powerful and Richest cricket board in the world with a net worth of more than $2 Billion. Hence have huge influence over ICC as Indian has the highest viewership in the world.
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