Pakistan National Cricket Team wicket-keeper Mohammad Rizwan recently made headlines with his claim that players around the world prefer to play in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) over the Indian Premier League (IPL). Former Pakistani spinner Danish Kaneria has now rubbished the claims.
IPL started back in 2008 and was instrumental in the further popularization of T20 cricket in India following the nation’s victory in the inaugural T20 World Cup in 2007. It can also be argued that the league helped popularize T20 cricket all over the world.
What cannot be argued is that IPL is the biggest cricket league in the world. It is among the top leagues in the world when it comes to viewership and media rights deals.