Former British cricketer David Lloyd has made a big statement about what he believes is the best T20 tournament in the world. Lloyd, who has worked as a worldwide cricket commentator, believes that T20 Blast is better than IPL and has explained the reasoning behind it.
While the T20 Blast was born in 2003, the Indian Premier League (IPL) enjoyed considerable success when it was introduced in 2008. The IPL continued to grow with leaps and bounds in the years that passed as The best players in the world take part in it, attracting millions of viewers.
Speaking to ESPN Cricinfo, Lloyd said the difference between the IPL and the T20 Blast is that the latter is people-centric and the former benefits the wealthy. The 75-year-old also points out that IPL lacks the fun element.
“I worked on the IPL, but it’s a private business and benefits people who are already rich. T20 Blast is for everyone and brings money into the game. That’s the main factor that makes the game go. I say it’s the best. IPL suits an Indian audience because the players are the gods out there, but it’s seriously deadly.”
The former First Division cricketer continued:
“If I was playing the T20 game, I would get a round of applause.
The talk of the best T20 competition has been going on lately, with almost all of the countries playing the Tests building their own leagues. However, some cricketers have claimed the IPL to be the best and most competitive.
“I think Blast is the best T20 competition in the world” – David Lloyd
The British tennis player claims Vitality Blast is the best T20 tournament as it brings spectators together to make it an anniversary in the cricket calendar.
“I think Blast is the best T20 competition in the world – not necessarily because of its quality, but because of its longevity, the joy it brings to UK audiences, culminating in one of the best the biggest day in the cricket calendar.”
The 2022 edition of Vitality Blast will kick off on May 25. Kent Spitfires won the title last season, beating Somerset by 25 runs at Edgbaston in Birmingham.
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