One of the fastest and most thrilling formats of cricket, Twenty20 gaining popularity among the masses. The T20 cricket first was introduced in England in the year 2003. The objective of this shorter format of cricket is to earn revenue but it went on to a hit and spectators loved this format. Since then the format has spread all over the world and now people of all ages and hues loving it. Here we will look at the top 5 biggest T20 cricket leagues in the world.
Today, almost all big cricketing nations have announced their domestic T20 cricket league. But one question fans have in their mind is that which is the best Twenty20 domestic cricket league in the world? IPL or Big Bash or newly introduced Pakistan Super League? Let’s take a look at the list of Top 5 most popular and biggest T20 cricket leagues in the world.
5. Pakistan Super League
Pakistan Super League also known as PSL is the fresh T20 league which held by Pakistan Cricket Board. Pakistan cricket fans always wanted to be a league like PSL. The tournament’s 1st first edition played this year, 2016 and the league is becoming popular among cricket followers.
4. Caribbean Premier League
West Indian cricketers are master of this format, Caribbean Premier League is T20 league held by West Indies Cricket Board every year. Caribbean Premier League popularly known as CPL is the T20 tournament which is love by both the viewers and the players. Established in the year 2013, CPL has total 6 teams.
3. South Africa Ram Slam T20 League
South Africa Ram Slam T20 was established in the year 2010 but in the year 2014, this league gain popularity. Good response of crowds and competitive cricket has made it one of the biggest T20 leagues in the world. South Africa Ram Slam T20 League has 6 teams in total.
2. Australia Big Bash League
Australia’s Big Bash League was established to take advantage of this popular format. Big Bash League is Australia’s annual T20 league sponsored by famous food chain brand KFC. The first edition of the league was played in the year 2011. Big Bash league features total 8 teams, two from each of Sydney and Melbourne while one team from each of Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and Hobart.
1. Indian Premier League
Indian Premier League popularly known as IPL is undoubtedly the most popular and biggest T20 league in the world. IPL is considered as the best step taken by Board of Cricket Control of India (BCCI) to improve Indian cricket and train the young guys. IPL was initiated with the support of all cricketing board and is the most watched and most famous cricketing T20 league in the world. The reason that international players are attracted towards IPL, because of huge amount money is involved in this league.