Comparing IPL and PSL – Is IPL Better Than PSL?

In the world of T20 cricket, the Indian Premier League is one of the most financially successful franchise-based competitions. Other tournaments, like BBL and CPL, are attempting to compete as well. On the other hand, there is also PSL, which is constantly fighting to be regarded as being the best T20-based league in the world. PSL, at some point, will be able to catch up to IPL in terms of greatness, as it is the benchmark for greatness. Therefore, PSL is a better cricket league than IPL for a number of reasons.

Comparing IPL and PSL – Is IPL Better Than PSL?

IPL vs PSL League Comparison:

A year after the first T20 World Cup which was held in South Africa, the following year (2008), India started a domestic league of T20 cricket and today this league is also known as the Indian Premier League (IPL) and is one of the most followed domestic leagues of cricket in the entire world, competing with the Pakistan Super Leagues that started in 2015.
It still has not been able to match the IPL in terms of brand value, viewership, and so many other factors since the PSL has only run 5 seasons to date as opposed to the IPL that will be completing its 14th edition this year.
There is no doubt that the IPL is one of the most exciting and popular leagues in the world and is famous globally because of the large number of famous cricketers and match-winning players who have participated in this competition.

Why IPL is the Best League?

Obviously, the IPL is the most popular T20 tournament in the world and obviously, it is more popular than the PSL.

The main reasons for this popularity are :

  1. There are many popular franchises in the Indian Premier League such as RCB, Mumbai Indians, CSK and KKR.
  2. Many star players such as MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina, Gautam Gambhir, etc..
  3. This game offers a large amount of money which attracts players from all over the world.
  4. There are a lot of passionate cricket fans in India as well as outside the country as well.
  5. Chinnaswamy, Wankede, and Eden Gardens are places where you can’t even talk to your friend sitting next to you due to the noise caused by the crowd.

The PSL budget versus the IPL budget

In 2008, there were 8 teams in the IPL and these teams paid a small amount of money to the Cricket Board of India for the right to participate in the event. It has been estimated that the 8 teams involved in the first season of the IPL paid the BCCI a total amount of $723.5 million as their participation fee to participate in this tournament.

The amount has changed every season until now as the tournament has advanced and achieved new success levels. As a franchise fee, it is necessary every year for teams who wish to participate in the tournament to pay a certain amount to the BCCI in order to be able to participate in the event. It is estimated that an amount of *85 crores has been allocated for each franchise in the last year’s season and that an amount of *3 crores has been allocated to each franchise in the upcoming season.

Reasons Why PSL Is Better Than IPL

Open Trials System

The Indian Premier League (IPL) is not dependent on the open trial system, although they have achieved success by utilizing talent scouts, in comparison, the open trial system has proven to be more effective. As a result, Pakistan’s league is better suited to finding raw talent.

Quality of Pace Bowling

When we talk about PSL being better than IPL, one of the biggest factors that make it different from IPL is the quality of the local pace bowlers. The local talent comes from the open trials that make it possible in the global stage of PSL. PSL has produced pace bowlers who have gone on to do well in the global tournaments over the past few years.

Moreover, we can say that Pakistan Super League is far better at grooming local fast bowlers than IPL.

Length of the Tournament

There is a big reason why the PSL is better than the IPL and that is the length of the tournament. The excitement and competition in the PSL have reached a new level due to only one month of cricket in the tournament.

With the stadium being so close to the fans, they are able to enjoy the game in close quarters and a great deal of their time is not wasted. The biggest advantage of PSL over IPL is that it is a short-duration tournament, which is why it is more popular with fans.

According to Australian cricketer Usman Khawaja, the IPL is the best league in the world. Khawaja said that one cannot compare the PSL with the IPL.
Khawaja said, “PSL is a world-class league but there is no doubt that IPL is the best league in the world. There is really no match here (IPL and PSL) because in the end players from all over the world go there (IPL) and that is the only league in which Indian players play. That’s why the discussion of the best league ends here. However, there are many T20 cricket leagues like PSL, BBL, and CPL, they are quality leagues and everyone wants to play in them.”

Which One Is More Popular: IPL or PSL?

The IPL has the advantage in terms of viewership because India is also a densely populated country, and the IPL has created a huge fan base around the world. According to the IPL officials, the 2020 edition of the IPL broke all previous viewership records of all seasons, as well as many records of other T20 leagues.

In accordance with the Broadcast Audience Research Council of India (BARC), the Indian Premier League became the first domestic T20 league as well as a sports tournament to cross 400 billion viewing minutes in terms of viewership across the world. On the other hand, even though the PSL is not able to break the records of the IPL in terms of viewership, it is progressing very well as the PCB has only organized 5 seasons of the tournament so far.

How popular is IPL in England?

In England, IPL is less popular than in INDIA because most cricket lovers prefer watching TEST cricket, specifically ASHES.

How famous is IPL in countries other than India?

It is not only those countries whose players participate in the IPL, but many other countries also follow IPL with the same enthusiasm and enthousiasm as Indians. These countries include the United States, Canada, Dubai, etc. You can all watch the IPL matches live on television in these countries. The popularity of the IPL matches can be seen on social media as well. This popularity is due to the large number of Indians living in different countries across the globe.

Do Pakistanis watch Indian Premier League?

Yes, there are some people in Pakistan who watch and follow the Indian Premier League. There are almost as many people who are interested in watching BPL, BBL, PSL, CPL or other leagues/county cricket matches as watch the BPL, BBL, PSL, CPL or other league matches.

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