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Rishi Roy

Cricketer , Dronacharya Cricket Academy | Updated 27 Jul, 2018 |

Is PSL more popular than IPL?

@ | Posted 26 Jun, 2018

PSL is more popular than IPL is just an propaganda create by Pakistan to improve their country's image and to attract more viewership but facts and stats will help to enlighten you in this topic.


The total budget of PSL is 30 crore. And if we combine 2 most expensive players of this edition IPL Ben stokes and Jaydev Unadkat almost 29 crore.

Just like big bash of Australia IPL of India. PSL is a domestic T20 tournament of Pakistan. but unlike India and Australia mostly a retired foreign players played in this tournament and this time Kevin Pietersen refuse to play in PSL because of Pakistan security issues.

since D sport is broadcasting highlights of PSL matches in India many people had asked this question did PSL is more popular than IPL? But this decision of D sport is totally for sport loving and die hard cricket fans nothing else. Even the viewership of PSL matches is quite low.

The sky sports is a international broadcasting channel of sports but this time sky sports have refused both England and Australian cricket board to broadcast their schedule matches and cancel the contract. Because the channel decided to broadcast IPL 2018 edition matches. The popularity and marketing value of tournament among the world T20's tournament is on an another level. IPL is highest grossing and most expensive domestic tournament its like a mecca of domestic T20 tournament.
so now you can decide which one is more popular.

Ramesh Kumar

Marketing Manager | Posted 19 Jun, 2018

IPL stands for Indian Premier League whereas PSL stands for Pakistan Super League.

Both are franchise-based T20 leagues. ... IPL is hosted in India (and once in SA) whereas PSL is in UAE. IPL involves much more money, teams, players, venues, etc than PSL.

My favorite team is Chennai super kings and its players are.


Chennai Super Kings - MS Dhoni , Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja ,Kedar Jadhav , Dwayne Bravo, Karn Sharma, Shane Watson, Shardul Thakur , Ambati Rayudu , Murali Vijay , Harbhajan Singh , Faf Du Plessis , Mark Wood , Sam Billings , Muhammad Imran Tahir, Deepak Chahar , Mitchell Santner, Lungisani Ngidi , KM Asif , Kshitiz Sharma, Monu Singh , Jagadeesan Narayan, Dhruv Shorey , Kanishk Seth , Chaitanya Bishnoi.


Winner of IPL 2018.

 




Preeti Taneja

Entrepreneur | Posted 16 Jun, 2018

Yes, PSL is more popular than IPL… only if you’re day dreaming though! (pun intended!!)


Pakistan Super League is the new kid of the block that’s struggling in every aspect. It just completed its second edition. And, among many aspects, there were an awful lot of memes on its poor fan attendance. Here’s a gold one…



It’s struggling with funding, it’s struggling to attract fans, it’s struggling to bring star power of international players. Many of the oversea players outright declined to participate in the league. One of these days, they need to understand that they simply cannot always rely on Shahid Afridi. Also, just planting some Russian based cheerleaders wont alone make the matches fun, entertaining and competitive.

On the other hand, IPL, coming from the richest cricket board in the world, there’s no denying that it’s one of the biggest sports leagues in the world. Only last year it touched the brand value of Rs 34,000 crore. It attracts some of the biggest cricketing names in the world. Viewers across the world watch the matches. Crores of rupees are (legally) at stake every match. From the pay check that plyers get to the sponsorship amount to operational profit to media rights value—in every vertical, IPL leaves behind PSL by seamless margin.

So, to much of heartache of few people, Indian Premier League is more popular and grander than not just Pakistan Super League but other country-organized cricket leagues.

First, PSL is simply trying replicate IPL. And second, the organizers simply lack the right resources and directions. It’s just one of their old measure to do India vs Pakistan theory in every aspect possible. If India has a cricket league, why shouldn’t Pakistan!

P.S. Hopefully, whatever amount they are unnecessarily spending on PSL, they spend that on the welfare of their citizen.