Dale Steyn, the well-known Proteas bowler is making news for making controversial remarks between the PSL and the IPL. The two leagues are often compared on behalf of their standards and amount of cash revenue.
IPL, being 14 years old, is known to be the world’s cash richest league, whereas, PSL is still in its sixth year and is already the noted league among the globe.
Celebrating six successful years, PSL is seeking global players such as Dale Steyn, AB De Villiers, Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard, and hundreds of more. Even the international mentors that are counted among bigger names in the cricketing fraternity join PSL.
Notably, Pakistan is the safest country to play cricket. Whatever happened back in 2009, the PCB and the armed forces have tried their best to bring international cricket back to Pakistan. With the utmost efforts, the doors are finally opened.
Everyone visits here and gives the message of peace from the cricket-loving nation. The T20 league is promoting Pakistan’s positive image. Although the revenues are a bit lesser on comparing to the IPL, the quality never gets down.
IPL is more about money, says Dale Steyn
Seeking everything in consideration, Dale Steyn has come up with his statements. He believes IPL is more about spinning money as he rarely had seen cricket happening there. We also have witnessed that BCCI and IPL often discuss money rather than enhancing the local talent.
The major focus of the Indian league is to hire big names, award more money, more amount, hence, ending up making billions. Whereas, PSL gives chances to the local and emerging players to hire quality players for a boost.
“I wanted some time off. I found that playing in these other leagues was slightly more rewarding as a player.
“I think when you go to IPL, there are such big squads and so many big names and so much emphasis on maybe the amount of money players earn and everything like that, so sometimes, somewhere down the line, cricket gets forgotten.”
“When you come to like a PSL or the Sri Lankan Premier League, for that matter, there is an importance on the cricket. I have only been here for a couple of days and I have had people in and out of my room, just wanting to know about where I have played and how I went about it.
“Whereas, when I go to something like the IPL that gets forgotten and the main topic is how much money did you go for in this IPL? That’s just me being brutally honest.
“I wanted to stay away from that and really put more emphasis on playing and bringing good vibes to good cricket teams and tournaments I feel are worth it.”