Richard asked in SportsCricket · 6 months ago

why do the best professional bowlers just barely make 6 figures?

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  • Zapata
    Lv 6
    5 months ago

    Are we talking Ten pin bowling or Crown Green bowling?

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  • 6 months ago

    Warnie made a mint. Bumrah, Cummins, Sir Ravi - all minting it.

    • curtisports2
      Lv 7
      6 months agoReport

      Not asking about cricketers.

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  • 6 months ago

    It's rule and It's a very popular sports in Asia

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  • 6 months ago

    Another casualty of Yahoo's decision to stop allowing the moving of questions. A question that is in the wrong category now can ONLY be moved by the person that asked it, and most askers don't realize their question is in the wrong category.

    There is no category under Sports for bowling. It must go under 'Other Sports'. So, when the question was asked, Yahoo, for whatever reason, slotted it into Cricket. In cricket, bowling is not a sport, it is a position.

    A little research would have told which sport was being asked about. Cricketers earn far more money, on average (outside of the third world countries that participate, their organizations just don't earn the same money to pay the players), than bowlers of the Professional Bowlers Association tour. Within the sport of cricket, some batsmen never bowl, but all bowlers are called to bat at some time, and some bat in every match. Just England's top bowlers earn well over $1 million in US dollars.

    So far in 2019, only seven PBA members have cracked the $100k mark. Top prizes per major tournaments (3 so far) were $50k, $50k and $60k, and the average Tour top prize is about $20k.

    Compare that to golf where the majors pay an average of $2 million to the winner and even the lower-tier tournaments pay an average of $1 million to the winner.

    In the US, bowling has faded rapidly in public interest and more importantly, corporate sponsorship and TV money for broadcasting rights. There just isn't the money in the sport.

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  • 6 months ago

    Because anyone can bowl. It's not that hard.

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  • 6 months ago

    LMAO! Ok, so right off the bat you can tell by the other answers that Cricket is not at all popular in the United States.

    Cricket players in general often don't even break the 5 figure cap, let alone hit 6 figures. The sport just doesn't attract the demographics of football or even rugby... It's basically just ritzy white people. So they cannot afford to pay big salaries.

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    • curtisports2
      Lv 7
      6 months agoReport

      It's not cricket - and you didn't read the question. The BEST professional bowlers. Cricketers that bowl regularly are NOT called 'professional bowlers', they are professional cricketers. And the BEST of them - just bowling for English teams - earn well over $1 million US per year.

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  • 6 months ago

    Bowling is a dying sport in the United States. Viewership of bowling related sports is down drastically from what it was only a decade ago, while each year more bowling alleys shut down than open.

    Attempts to revitalize bowling have failed in a large part due to the industries trend of showing resentment towards the very generation of persons they're desperate to attract... aka. You cannot say "Millennials are ruining everything" while outright begging them to show up and pay money to throw a ball at some pins.

    • Richard6 months agoReport

      very insightful, thank you. it's always about the kids.

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    It isn't the exactly the biggest sport out there. Over here, if you see it on TV, it'll be 2 am.

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  • 6 months ago

    Not too many people watches a bowling match. Back in the 80s, ABC wide world of sports use to show bowling matches on weekends. Then ESPN started showing it. Now, it’s on maybe 1 or 2 times a year. If nobody is watching they’re not going to make that much money.

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  • 6 months ago

    it's a dying sport

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