The fanfare, the reception and the excitement surrounding cricket can only be felt and can only be understood when you watch it for what it is. From the Cricket World Cup to famous leagues, there is hardly anything that this sport does not have. So exploring what it has will certainly tell you what it produces and how big it can be in the future. And the perfect place to start exploring is cricket leagues.

So without further ado, here are some of the biggest cricket leagues in the world.
  • Indian Premier League (IPL)
The Indian Premier League or the IPL is easily one of the biggest, if not the biggest cricket league in the world. Featuring around 10 teams, this cash-rich league is top on the charts in terms of viewership and the sheer quality that it produces. Founded by the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) in 2007, the IPL is the most-watched cricket league in the world and is estimated to be worth $. 4.16 billion.

The craze around IPL is such that even searchers relating to IPL betting odds are high and blooming.
  • Big Bash League (BBL)
The Australians do know how to pull off a cricket league and the BBL is one of the best examples of the same. It was established in 2011 by CA (Cricket Australia) and after the IPL, it took the lead in being one of the biggest cricket leagues in the world. Flooded with both local and international stars, the BBL is an exciting tournament that offers everything that you would want to see in a cricket league.
  • Caribbean Premier League (CPL)
The CPL is another famous league that the world has caught on to as 6 teams battle it out for the title. Considering the essence of T20 cricket, CPL has risen to the occasion and offers the purest form of cricketing entertainment. It has also featured celebrities like Mark Wahlberg, who has come in to support West Indian cricket. As the crowd gets on their feet, the players immediately shift gears and bring on their best game.

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  • T20 Blast League
Be it the first test match or the first T20 match, England is the home of cricket. So why wouldn’t they also have one of the best and biggest leagues in the world? T20 Blast packs the right amount of cricket and offers the right amount of entertainment. It has around 18 teams, filled with stars and players who are ready to go all out in delivering what many consider some of the best T20 cricket on the planet.
  • Pakistan Super League (PSL)
Governed by PCB (Pakistan Cricket Board) and launched in 2015, PSL or the Pakistan Super League is another widely watched affair that makes the best use of the current sensation around T20 cricket. It features 5 teams and star players who go all out to ensure that most runs are scored, most wickets are taken and that the game is theirs to win.
  • Bangladesh Premier League (BPL)
Replacing National Cricket League T20, the Bangladesh Premier League has often been showcased as an up-and-coming tournament that has helped many players reach world-class levels. Featuring over seven teams, the high-pressure league goes all guns blazing in ensuring that it keeps up with the rest of the leagues in the world.


With so many cricket leagues in the world, it surely is a great time to be a cricket fan. On the other hand, if you are yet to watch a cricket match, starting with the leagues listed above is one of the best ways to get going.