Cricket is one of the most popular sports in the world, and there are countless tournaments that take place every year. Some are more popular than others, though, and in this blog post, we will countdown the top 10 most popular cricket tournaments. From the Indian Premier League to the Ashes, these tournaments attract huge audiences and generate a lot of excitement. If you’re a cricket fan, then this blog post is definitely for you.
Indian Premier League
The Indian Premier League (IPL) is a professional Twenty20 cricket league in India contested during April and May of every year by teams representing the eight major cities of India. The league was founded by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in 2008, and is regarded as the brainchild of Lalit Modi, the then-vice president of BCCI. IPL has an exclusive window in ICC Future Tours Programme.
The tournament consists of eight teams, each with a home venue and a primary home kit colour. At the end of the league stage, the top four teams qualify for the playoffs. The playoffs consist of two semi-finals, with the winners progressing to the final. The losing semi-finalists also play each other in a contest for third place.
Since its inception, IPL has grown rapidly into one of the most popular Twenty20 leagues in the world. In 2010, it was ranked sixth by average attendance among all sports leagues, ninth by total attendance and seventh by television viewership. In 2014, IPL became the first sporting event in history to be broadcast live on YouTube. The brand value of IPL was estimated to be US$4.5 billion in 2015 by American Appraisal, A division of Duff & Phelps. According to BCCI’s annual report for 2015–16, IPL has contributed ₹11.5 billion (US$182 million) to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) while creating employment
Cricket is a sport that is beloved by many fans across the globe. One of the most popular cricket tournaments is The Ashes. This tournament is held between England and Australia, and is one of the oldest and most prestigious cricket competitions in the world. The Ashes is always hotly contested, and the games are often some of the most exciting cricket matches to watch. If you’re a fan of cricket, or just looking to experience one of the most popular cricket tournaments in the world, be sure to check out The Ashes.
Big Bash League
The Big Bash League is one of the most popular cricket tournaments in the world. The tournament is played between eight city-based franchises from Australia. The tournament was first played in 2011 and has become one of the most popular sporting events in Australia. The Big Bash League is a Twenty20 cricket tournament and is played over a period of two months in the summer.
The Big Bash League has been a huge success since its inception and has attracted some of the best players from around the world. The league has also seen some big names like Shane Warne, Kevin Pietersen, and Andrew Flintoff retire from international cricket. The league has also helped to unearth some talented young players who have gone on to play for their country.
The Big Bash League is a great spectacle for cricket fans and is well worth watching.
Pakistan Super League
The Pakistan Super League (PSL) is a Twenty20 cricket tournament held annually in Pakistan. It is the brainchild of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), and was conceived with the aim of making Pakistani cricket more competitive at the international level. The tournament features some of the best cricketers from around the world, and is broadcast to a global audience.
The first edition of the PSL was held in 2016, and was won by Islamabad United. The second edition took place in 2017, with Peshawar Zalmi emerging victorious. Quetta Gladiators are the reigning champions, having won the 2018 edition. The 2019 PSL will be held from February 14 to March 17.
The Twenty20 Internationals, also known as the T20I, is a cricket tournament played between two international teams. The tournament is played in a Twenty20 format, which means each team plays 20 overs. The T20I is a relatively new tournament, with the first match being played in 2005.
The T20I has become one of the most popular cricket tournaments in recent years. This is due to the fact that the matches are shorter than traditional cricket matches, making them more exciting and easier to follow for casual fans. In addition, the T20I provides more opportunities for batsmen and bowlers to show their skills, as they only have 20 overs to work with.
The 2019 ICC World Twenty20 was won by England, who defeated New Zealand in the final. The next edition of the tournament will be held in Australia in 2020.
ICC World Cup
The ICC World Cup is the biggest and most prestigious cricket tournament in the world. It is played every four years, with the next one scheduled for 2019. The tournament is contested by the ten full members of the International Cricket Council (ICC), as well as by a number of other teams that qualify through regional tournaments.
The first ICC World Cup was held in England in 1975, and since then it has been held every four years except for 1992, when it was cancelled due to the outbreak of the first Gulf War. The tournament has gradually expanded over the years, from eight teams in 1975 to sixteen teams in 2007. The most recent ICC World Cup, which was held in Australia and New Zealand in 2015, featured fourteen teams.
The ICC World Cup is one of the most watched sporting events in the world, with billions of people tuning in to watch each edition. The tournament is also a huge commercial success, generating billions of dollars in revenue for the ICC and its member nations.
ICC Champions Trophy
The ICC Champions Trophy is one of the most popular cricket tournaments in the world. It is held every two years and features the best teams from around the globe. The tournament is contested by eight teams, with each team playing each other once in a round-robin format. The top four teams then progress to the knockout stage, where they compete in semi-finals and a final.
The most recent edition of the ICC Champions Trophy was held in England in 2017. India were the defending champions, having won the tournament in 2013. However, they were beaten in the semi-finals by Bangladesh, who went on to lose to Pakistan in the final.
The next edition of the ICC Champions Trophy will be held in India in 2021.
The Ranji Trophy is a domestic first-class cricket championship played in India between teams representing regional cricket associations. The competition is named after first Indian cricketer who played international cricket, Ranjitsinhji. The trophy was donated by his nephew Duleepsinhji. The tournament is run by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
The Ranji Trophy is the most important domestic competition in India and has been described as “the premier first-class competition in the country”. It is contested by 37 teams, each representing a different state or territory of India. The format of the tournament has undergone several changes since it was established in 1934–35. The final of the Ranji Trophy is now played over five days at one of the BCCI’s neutral venues.
The trophy itself is an silver urn with a capacity of about 3 pints (1.7 litres), which originally contained Indian mixings and was presented to Duleepsinhji by Lord Harris, then Governor of Bombay Presidency. The urn has never been filled since then and today contains only a plaque with the names of all past winners inscribed on it.
Commonwealth Bank Series
The Commonwealth Bank Series is a One Day International cricket tournament held in Australia. It was established in 2007 and is contested by the national teams of Australia, England and India. The tournament is played in a round-robin format, with each team playing each other once. The team that finishes on top of the table is declared the winner.
The first edition of the Commonwealth Bank Series was held in 2007-08 and was won by Australia. The second edition was held in 2009-10 and was won by England. The third edition was held in 2011-12 and was won by Australia.
The most recent edition of the tournament was held in 2015-16 and was won by Australia. This was the fourth time that Australia had won the tournament.
The Asia Cup is a men’s one-day international cricket tournament organized by the Asian Cricket Council (ACC). It is held every two years. The first tournament was held in 1984 in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. India has won the tournament six times, followed by Sri Lanka with five titles and Pakistan with two titles. Bangladesh won their first title in 2012.
The 2018 edition of the Asia cup will be a special one as it will be a standalone tournament played in the United Arab Emirates in September. This will be the 14th edition of the tournament and the third time it will be played in the UAE. The format for the 2018 Asia cup has not been finalized yet but it is most likely that it will be a round robin format followed by semifinals and a final.
The ACC has also announced that the 2018 Asia cup will be a part of the newly created World Test Championship cycle and will award points to teams based on their performance in the tournament.