IPL provides India with so much talent, PSL hardly does anything for Pakistan: Danish Kaneria


Former Pakistani leaders Danish Kaneria have opened the debate on which league is better between BCCI’s Indian Premier League and PCB’s Pakistani Super League.

Comparison between IPL and PSL? Denmark’s Kaneria judge the best T20 league in the world (courtesy of BCCI)


  • Denmark’s Kaneria has hailed the Indian Premier League as a professional league
  • PSL hardly does anything for Pakistani cricket: Danish Kaneria
  • Established in 2016, PSL is a 6-team league

Former Pakistani spinner Danish Kaneria has praised the Indian Premier League lavishly, saying the IPL is a “professional” league that has produced plenty of talent for Indian cricket. However, Kaneria believes that the Pakistan Super League does little for Pakistani cricket and that the ‘unprofessional’ Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has always hampered the chances of players who have performed well in the PSL.

“As a very professional event, IPL offers so much talent to Indian cricket. And it gets better and better with every season while the PSL does little for Pakistani cricket. When a player performs well in PSL, the Pakistan Cricket Board’s unprofessional approach diminishes their chances of being included in the national team,” said Kaneria.

Established in 2016, PSL is a 6-team league that operates on the draft model, with each team signing players in a draft in a different price range. On the other hand, in IPL auction mode, players go under the hammer and get significantly more money than other leagues around the world.

“Look, there are no favorites in the T20 format. But if we talk about the combination, Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians are good. There are two new teams in this edition and you can’t take them lightly. IPL is a tournament that all cricketers want to play in. As you can see, many players from South Africa have left their national team to play in the IPL, so it becomes a big event every year,” added Kaneria.

The 2022 10-team IPL season kicked off on March 26 when defending champions Chennai Super Kings lost their season opener to Kolkata Knight Riders at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. All 70 league matches of the IPL 2022 will be played at 4 venues in two cities, Mumbai and Pune this year.

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