The Indian Premier League (IPL) and Pakistan Super League (PSL) are two of the world’s most popular T20 franchise leagues. Given the calibre of top international athletes who compete, most pundits believe the Indian league outperforms its Pakistani counterpart. However, while the quality of cricket is questionable, the money involved in the IPL certainly outnumbers the PSL.
India is much ahead of Pakistan in terms of reward money on office. Hence, It’s no surprise that the 10 IPL clubs spent over Rs 500 crore during the two-day IPL 2022 super auction last month. On Sunday, February 27, the PSL 2022 came to a close as well. For the first time, the Lahore Qalandars, headed by Shaheen Shah Afridi, won the title.
The Qalandars were awarded PKR 80 million (about Rs 3.40 crore). The champion of IPL 2022, on the other hand, will receive a massive Rs 20 crore. The prize money for the 2021 winner, Chennai Super Kings, was Rs 20 crore. It means that the prize money for the winning team in the IPL is around five times that of the PSL.
IPLS vs PSL: Comments By Famous Players
Faf du Plessis, a former captain of South Africa, once expressed his thoughts and pointed out the differences between the IPL and the PSL. In the IPL, he was a member of the Chennai Super Kings (CSK).
The Pretoria native believes that the PSL has some good pacers, whilst the IPL has a huge range of spinners.
“In PSL, the standard is really high. The fast-bowlers were the aspect of the tournament that most struck me. Coming from a country like South Africa, where you grow up with a lot of pace, the number of bowlers who can bowl at 140 [kph] or more astounded me. In India, I believe there is a wide range of spin bowlers. But the amount of pace, in my opinion, is the PSL’s true beauty,” he stated.
Michael Vaughan, the former England captain, issued a comment on the quality of cricket in the Pakistan Super League, which is now in its seventh season. On January 27th, PSL 2022 kicked off with a match between Multan Sultans and Karachi Kings.
“The Pakistan Super League is the world’s second-best T20 tournament. It’s also not far from the IPL,” He wrote. ‘Outstanding cricket standard.’
The Indian Premier League (IPL), according to Pakistan bowler Wahab Riaz, is the best cricket tournament in the world. He asserted that the Pakistan Super League, his country’s T20 league, is uncomparable.
“The IPL is a league in which all of the best international players compete.” IPL and PSL are not comparable; I believe IPL is on a different level. Their commitments, the way they operate things, interact with each other, and the way they select players are all very different. I don’t believe any league can compete with the IPL, but the PSL must be the league that stands behind it.” During an interview with Cricket Pakistan’s YouTube channel, Riaz stated, “The League in Pakistan has proven it.”
Improvement In The PSL Tournament
The PSL has seen an increase in revenue over the last three seasons. Ramiz Raja, the chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and a former captain, verified this in a recent interview.
“Without a doubt, the HBL Pakistan Super League 7 was a tremendous success,” said Ramiz. “This is partly owing to the massive crowds we saw in both Karachi and Lahore. I have never witnessed such energized, overpowering, energetic, active, and supporting crowds in my professional history, especially in Lahore.”
“HBL PSL 7 profits increased by 71 percent, the highest in the company’s history. Before the first ball was bowled, each franchise earned roughly PKR 900 million, the biggest in the HBL PSL’s history. We want to take this league to all of the franchises’ homes next year and expand its fan base,” he continued.
The BCCI confirmed last week that the IPL 2022 will begin on March 26. The finale of the league’s 15th edition will take place on May 29.