It makes no sense to compare IPL and PSL: Salman Butt
"To develop animosity with players or aspire to be like IPL, is useless and has no logic behind it," Butt said.
Ever since the introduction of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) in 2016, it has been compared with the prestigious Indian Premier League (IPL). While the PSL had conducted its seventh season earlier this year, the IPL is into its 15th year and has once again managed to raise the interest level of cricket fans in 2022.
Meanwhile, former Pakistan skipper Salman Butt has come forward and made it clear that making comparisons between these two leagues is pointless. Giving further clarification on the same, the southpaw added that the Pakistan organisers are doing their level best despite limited resources in their hands. He also added that the PSL makes 70% advance payment to the players.
I feel both leagues take care of their players well enough: Salman Butt
“To develop animosity with players or aspire to be like IPL, is useless and has no logic behind it. It’s better to calm down and maintain your limits. The limits are whatever resources we have, we are doing our best. The franchises are trying their best and have given players extra money numerous times”, said Butt while speaking on his official YouTube channel.
“I feel both leagues take care of their players well enough and nobody has complained about the PSL. PSL makes 70% advance payment. Hence, it is not short of any goodness. However, we can only spend so much and we should look at it that way. It makes no sense to compare it constantly”, he added.
At the same time, the cricketer-turned-cricket-pundit also made it clear that financially PSL is nowhere close to IPL, however, the Pakistan league does have good quality as far as the cricketing aspect is concerned. He said that it is pointless to compare the financial side of any league with the IPL because it is at a different level.
Salman Butt had represented the Kolkata Knight Riders in the inaugural edition of the marquee tournament back in 2008. That was the first and only season featuring the Pakistan players after which they were no longer invited to play in the aftermath of the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks.