Cricket is wealthier the world over because of India and BCCI: Dean Jones

Jones said the BCCI is very shrewd when it comes to using its influence but also reiterated that BCCI becoming the major powerbroker has helped the game.

updated: February 23, 2013 21:35 IST
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Melbourne: Former Australian batsman Dean Jones feels international cricket has become one of the world's most popular sports in recent years due to the influence of India, which he says "generates 80 per cent" of the revenues.

"The reason cricket is one of the world's most popular sports is mainly due to the influence from India. Cricket is played by 10 nations with Test status and 35 associate countries. But it is India that provides nearly 80 per cent of the world's cricket revenues," Jones said.

"And cricket-playing countries and players around the world are a lot wealthier because of that revenue generated by India," he wrote in the 'Sydney Morning Herald'.

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