Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt has opined that no cricket league on this planet can compete with the Indian Premier League (IPL) given the huge sums of cash that’s invested within the competitors.
Talking on his official YouTube channel, Butt stated that even when all of the cricket boards had been to come back collectively to start out a franchise league, they nonetheless would not have the ability to compete with the IPL.
“One can not examine IPL with another league and even all of the world leagues mixed collectively can not give competitors to IPL by way of cash. As a result of different nation’s markets are small or completely different sports activities take first precedence there,” the 36-year-old stated.
The profitable T20 League, which kicked off in 2008, has gone from energy to energy over the course of the final 13 years to ascertain itself as one of many must-see affairs within the sporting area.
IPL 2021: “India has an enormous market the place everybody desires to speculate first in cricket” – Salman Butt
The IPL will increase to 10 groups from subsequent season with the Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) set to announce two new franchises on the finish of this month.
The BCCI has set a base worth of INR 2000 crore for each franchises however the valuation might properly change into over INR 3000 crore.
Butt was not stunned by this as he believes India has the largest marketplace for the sport. The previous cricketer, nonetheless, added that if China began enjoying cricket, India might have robust competitors on its palms.
“India has an enormous market the place everybody desires to speculate first in cricket than another sports activities, so it is no shock if the bottom worth for an IPL workforce is greater than 2000+ crores. But when China begins enjoying cricket, then they may give competitors to India.”
The continued IPL season could not have churned out sufficient pleasure on the sector but it surely nonetheless continues to rake in eyeballs.
Lately, BCCI secretary Jay Shah revealed on Twitter that IPL 2021’s viewership was 12 million greater than final 12 months.
The 14th version of the Indian Premier League is approaching its enterprise finish. The ultimate will happen on the Dubai Worldwide Stadium on October 15.