Former Pakistani leg-spinner Danish Kaneria has opened up to closer competition between BCCI’s Indian Premier League and PCB’s Pakistan Super League.
IPL vs PSL Comparison? Danish Kaneria pronounces best T20 competition in the world (courtesy of BCCI)
- Danish Kaneria has hailed the Indian Premier League as a professional league
- PSL hardly does anything for cricket in Pakistan: Danish Kaneria
- The PSL, founded in 2016, is a competition with 6 teams
Former Pakistani spinner Danish Kaneria has received much praise for the Indian Premier League, saying IPL is a “professional” league that has spawned many talents for Indian cricket. However, Kaneria believes that the Pakistani Super League is barely doing anything for Pakistani cricket and that the ‘unprofessional’ Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has always hindered the chances of players who have performed well in the PSL.
“Being a very professional event, IPL brings so many talents to Indian cricket. And it gets better and better every season, while PSL hardly does anything for cricket in Pakistan. If a player performs well in PSL, the unprofessional approach to Pakistan Cricket Board is losing its chances to get into the national team,” Kaneria said.
Founded in 2016, the PSL is a 6-team competition that operates on the concept model where each team enrolls players in a concept in a different price range. On the other hand, players go under the hammer in the IPL auction mode and get significantly more money than other leagues around the world.
“Look, there are no favorites in the T20 format. But when we talk about the combination, Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians are good. There are two new teams in this edition, and you cannot take them lightly. IPL is a tournament in which all cricketers want to play. You see, many players from South Africa said goodbye to their national side to play in the IPL. So this is going to be a big event every year,” Kaneria added.
The 10-team IPL 2022 season kicked off on March 26 when defending champions Chennai Super Kings lost the campaign opener against Kolkata Knight Riders at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. All 70 league matches of IPL 2022 will be held this year in 4 venues in two cities, Mumbai and Pune.
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