Undoubtedly, the Indian Premier League (IPL) is has given an edge to all the exiting T20 leagues with its supreme quality gaining the global attention of world-class cricketers. There is no competing league with IPL other than the six years old Pakistan Super League (PSL) that stands in completion with the 13-year old Indian league somehow.
We often see people confronting and discussing IPL vs PSL in terms of quality, the tendency of players, number of teams, amount of revenue, and reward system. But, absolutely, IPL is the world’s cash richest league surviving under the world’s richest cricket board, the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI); hence, no cricket competition touches its rewarding protocols currently.
Wasim Khan, the CEO of the PCB, was addressing the judgment for IPL attracting more high-quality athletes than PSL, where he acknowledged ‘money’ as the utmost constituent of differentiation between the two top-notch alliances. However, there is no doubt that the Pakistani league has beheld several top-class world cricketers in the past six years. Notably, many players highlight similarly in both; IPL and PSL.
While talking to media personnel, Wasim reckoned that if the PSL would be engaging more with the remuneration system spending 2-3 Million per player, it can entice more players too but defend the fact continuing that PCB is now centered towards ‘sustainable system.’
Why IPL attracts more high-quality players than PSL? Wasim Khan defines
“At the moment, we are trying to develop the league. Before comparing it with IPL, we need to see that they are paying around 2-3 million dollars, per player, for high-level cricketers. As soon as we start paying that amount of money, we [PSL] will also attract top players. We need to make the current ecosystem of the HBL PSL profitable so that more money is spent on players. Once we do that, PSL will also attract high-level players like AB de Villiers and others,”
He also believes it ‘as’ a consequence of not adding further teams in the competition ‘now’.
“This is also the reason why adding more teams to the PSL also not feasible right now. It is imperative that we make the league more sustainable for the franchises,”