Ex-KKR bowling coach Wasim Akram highlights what makes IPL better than PSL

Wasim Akram says Indian Premier League is way ahead than any T20 league in the world.

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Former Pakistan skipper Wasim Akram pointed out what makes Indian Premier League (IPL) a bigger tournament than Pakistan Super League (PSL). There has always been an argument among the fans across the border on which the T20 league is better and Akram tried to highlight the differences.

Akram said the polishing of IPL with the amount of money put into the league keeps it way above other T20 tournaments across the world. He has worked with Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and knows the atmosphere during the tournament.

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"There is a difference now (between IPL and PSL). In the last five-six years, there has been a big difference. They have put in a lot of money. IPL is the biggest cricket tournament in the world," Wasim Akram told Tanveer Ahmed on his YouTube channel.

Akram lauded the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for always looking after the tournament and investing an adequate amount of money in the tournament as well as first-class cricket to produce talent.

"A team's budget only is around 60-80 Cr to buy players...Indian currency...double in our currency. So when profit is made on that kind of money BCCI invests it back into first-class cricket," Akram added.

The ex-Pakistan cricketer also added another important factor that helps India nourish the budding cricketers.

"Most players in the IPL have their personal coaches, like Praveen Amre. They have hired such kind of former cricketers who have gone on to become good coaches. You look at their batsmen, they play with such high confidence. The system is completely different," Wasim Akram said.

Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 will start from September 19 and UAE is going to be the host this season.


By Sihyeu Singh - 31 Jul, 2020

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