Hey there. Good to see you all again. Today let’s talk about one of the most popular sports. Cricket has emerged as popular playing sports across the world. Also, their respective leagues played in different countries are an eye to watch. I am here with Top 6 popular cricket leagues in the world. So without wasting your time, let’s start
Popular cricket leagues in the world -Top 6
1.INDIAN PREMIER LEAGUE: India’s Popular cricket League
There is no doubt why IPL ranks first in this list. Total 8 teams play in this league.The IPL Governing Council handles all the functions of the tournament. Due to Its popularity, Disney (the owner of Star India) announced to launch its streaming service Disney+ (via Hotstar) in India for IPL 2020.
Earlier broadcasting rights were held between Sony Pictures Networks and World Sport Group for the ten-year contract worth US$1.03 billion.
Sony would be for domestic television, and Word Sport Group would handle international distribution.
In 2017, Star India announced it is acquiring over the global media rights to the IPL of a five-year contract at the beginning of 2018.Dream 11 are now title sponsors of these leagues.
Current champion :Mumbai Indians.
Total prize money: $7.2 million
Winners share: $2.9 million
2.PAKISTAN CRICKET LEAGUE
PCB(Pakistan Cricket Board) handles this league.Their main broadcasting channels are (2016–2018) Ten sports ,(2016–present) PTV sports and Geo super..
The league is played with 6 teams.HBL is the title sponsors of these league. It has now renowned it’s sponsorships for 3 years.
Current champion Queen gladiators
Total Prize money:$4 million
Winners share:$2.1 million
3.BIG BASH LEAGUE: Popular cricket leagues played in Australia
BBL is considered amongst the top ten domestic sports leagues in average attendance. The league has unique popularity in Australia. Fox Sports, Seven Network (7mate) are the main broadcasting channels of Australia.
Besides, Kayo Sports will be the new digital platform to make the live stream for the first time in Australia. You can also watch Big Bash League online.
Cricket Australia board also started the Women’s T20 League named as Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL).BBL has its title sponsorships with KFC.
Current champions : Sydney Sixers.
Total prize money: $3 million
4.BANGLADESH PREMIER LEAGUE
BPL is the 16th most attended premier league in the world. With a total of 7 teams, it is one of the three professional cricket leagues in Bangladesh.
The main broadcasting channel is GTV Misarrange bol. BPL has its control in favor of the Governing Council. The parent organization BANGLADESH CRICKET BOARD appoints the GC members.
Current champion: rajshahi royals
Total prize money:$1.55 million
Winners share:$850, 000
5.VITALITY T20 BLAST
It is the most loved T20 cricket League played in England. The league holds 18 first-class county teams which are divided into two divisions of nine teams. ECB(ENGLAND AND WALES CRICKET BOARD) are its administrator.
The league has many names due to its commercial sponsorship. From 2010 to 2013 (Friends Provident t20 and Friends Life t20), 2014 to 2017 (Natwest t20 Blast). From 2018, the league is now sponsored by insurance company Vitality.
Current champion: Notts outlaw
Total prize money:$2.5 million
6.CARIBBEAN PREMIER LEAGUE : Popular cricket leagues
The CPL is the annual Twenty20 cricket tournament held in the Caribbean. 6 teams compete with each other. Hero MotoCorp sponsors this league.
The league is also officially called as Hero CPL. India’s lead broadcaster channel star sports broadcasts the CPL live matches.
Current champion: TRINBAGO KNIGHT RIDERS
Total prize money:$1 million
Winners share:$450, 000
That’s all for today. These were the TOP 6 MOST POPULAR CRICKET LEAGUES IN THE WORLD.No doubt these leagues are dominating against the other cricket leagues in the world. I hope you enjoyed it.
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