When team India won the inaugural T20 World Cup in South Africa, the concept of a domestic T20 league came to India. Then BCCI came with the idea of IPL- Indian Premier League.
Atfirst , there was lot of tension and speculation related to the new league. The league demanded large crowds but was unsure. But when big Business man and Bollywood stars started buying their respective teams, it gathered momentum. People started following the new league.
11 years now , IPL is now a global brand . It is one of the most followed and watched leagues in the world. IPL is the inspiration to most of the leagues in the world.
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Some reasons why IPL is the Best League :
1.Good Foreign Recruits
Only the cream gets the chance. Many foreign players keeps them free only to play IPL . But getting a IPL contract is not so easy. The rule of 8 foreigners means only the best gets selected.
Players like Jofra Archer, Evin Lewis keeps themselves fit only to play IPL.
2. High-Level of Cricket
The main reason IPL is so much popular is because for its high level of cricket played in it. As all the teams gets equal chance to prepare their team, so every team is competitive. No team gets extra advantage. Thats why each match becomes very competitive.
Unlike some other leagues where one team has all big names and gets all the advantages. And on the other hand most of the other teams are playing for the scraps.
Whereas , IPL gives each of its franchises equal playing platform and equal advantage.
3. Raw Domectic Talent
India has a good circuit of domestic format. Every year a lot of young cricketers are given a chance to play in the IPL through the auction. A good performance in the Ranji, the Mustaq Ali tournaments will surely lead a young talent to a lucrative contract in the IPL.
Players like Hardik Pandya , Jasprit Bumrah, Ravindra Jadeja, Krunal Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal and now Mayank Markande among others are products of the IPL that went on to play for their country.
so, getting an IPL contract is the topmost priority for many foreign and young cricketers nowadays. Because undoubtedly the league is supreme and most watched T20 league around the World.