Cricket is one of the most popular sports in the world. If we dare to say, after football, it is one of the most viewed and loved sports all around the world. The thrill and excitement it brings to the table coupled with how interesting the game is with a few rules & regulations make it a very watchable sport. This is why it has also become a very lucrative sport. Cricketers now earn millions and millions and travel one country to another playing tournaments one after the other. The credit for most of this goes to T20 cricket which broadened both the opportunities and horizons in the field of cricket.
As there are several cricket leagues in the world, there is a huge murmur regarding which league is the best cricket league in the world, which league is better than which league, and a host of other comparisons. This is why we decided to compile a list of Top Cricket Leagues around the world according to our estimations. Here’s your list.
8. The T10 Cricket League -
The T10 Cricket League is one of the newer additions to this list. Played in Abu Dhabi, it's a mini version of T20 cricket. T20 cricket is of 20 overs while the T10 league as the name suggests is of only 10 overs each. It's action-packed, thrilling and entertaining. It's the fast-food style of modern cricket where you get to see good cricketing action at half the time but with double intensity and triple entertainment which is why it is the newest addition to our list.
7. Mzansi Premier League -
Mzansi Premier League is the premier T20 competition of South Africa. It was started just a few years back. It is a 20 over tournament where players all around the world play along with some fresh and local African talent. It has been a huge success ever since its inception and now is one of the best leagues to watch out for in the future too.
6. Bangladesh Premier League -
The Bangladesh Premier League is another stellar T20 competition. As the name suggests, it's Bangladesh's T20 competition that has a lot of local and enthusiastic young talent along with some experienced overseas talent that features in this tournament. Bangladesh is one of those nations that just love and live by this sport making this tournament a grand success every year.
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5. Caribbean Premier League -
CPL - The Caribbean Premier League is one of the most colourful cricket tournaments in the world. It is the biggest party in Sport. The best talents in the world combined with raw Caribbean power and the West Indian flavour. The Caribbean premier league is perhaps one of the most entertaining cricket leagues played in the world.
Plus, the exciting contests at the stadiums, the flavour, and fun, the Caribbean audience also add to this tournament make it a very interesting watch.
4. Pakistan Super League -
IPL - P.S.L or Pakistan Super League is another premier T20 competition that attracts talent from all over the world. When this talent gets combined with the talent that Pakistan's domestic circuit and its cricket ecosystem has, it makes for a spectacular sporting spectacle that is quite engaging and very interesting to watch
3. The 100 -
The newest addition to this list is this piece of gem from England. A T20 game consists of 120 balls and lasts about three and a half hours at least. The 100 as the name suggests is a 100 ball cricket game where either team plays 100 balls each as compared to the 120 they face while playing T20. It has completed only one season and as we said is the newest addition to this list but it already has become a huge success and maybe is a sign of things to come.
2. Big Bash -
You can call it Australia’s gift to Cricket. It started in 2005-6 as Twenty20 Big Bash and then was called Big Bash. Australian talent from all circuits combined with the best T20 professionals in the world, packed crowds. Beautiful stadiums, lively atmosphere, and most importantly the most supreme quality of cricket, the big bash is a treat for any cricket lover. Like we said earlier, it is Australia's gift to the cricketing world.
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1. Indian Premier League - IPL
Undoubtedly, the best and the biggest Cricket competition in the world. IPL was an immediate success ever since its inception in 2008 and it just keeps getting bigger and better. It attracts the most attractive and the best talent throughout the world. It is the most lucrative cricket league in the world helping players earn millions and millions of rupees. India is a nation where cricket is a religion and undoubtedly IPL has been its biggest business. It also has helped Indian cricket reach new heights as it helps in grooming and developing talent and attracts interest from all across the country even from the most remote places.