The Indian Premier League (IPL) is the largest T20 cricket league in the world. Since its inception in 2008, the T20 League has inspired many cricket boards. As a result, many leagues have been launched in other countries around the world like Big Bash League in Australia in 2011, Pakistan Super League in Pakistan in 2015 and Carabeen League in West Indies in 2013.
Indian players are not allowed to play in any foreign T20 leagues, while Pakistani players are playing in all T20 leagues worldwide. But the Pakistani player cannot play in the IPL. Due to the India-Pakistan dispute, India has cut off all cricketing ties with Pakistan.
Meanwhile, Pakistan fast bowler Wahab Riaz said the Pakistan Super League could not be compared to the IPL. The IPL is far ahead of the league and PSL at different levels.
35-year Pakistani pacer Wahab Riaz is the highest wicket-taker in the PSL. “You can’t compare the IPL with the PSL,” Riaz said in an interview with Cricket Pakistan’s YouTube channel. He further added, “In my opinion, the IPL is different. The BCCI commitment, the way they operate it, and how they draft the players are completely different. I don’t think any other league can beat the IPL. But if any league comes closer to IPL, then it is Pakistan Super League.”
Bowling Level of PSL is better than IPL
“All the big players want to play in the Indian Premier League,” said Wahab Riyaz. However, you can’t compare PSL with IPL. But at the bowling level, PSL is ahead of the IPL, Riaz said. He said the level of bowlers playing in the PSL is better compared to the IPL. The leagues of the two countries have been suspended indefinitely due to Coronavirus.
The PCB has informed that the remaining 20 matches of PSL will be held in UAE. The team management and board met in a virtual meeting and decided to host the rest matches in UAE.