Why CL-T20 May Beat ICC T20 World Cup In terms Of Popularity?

The two biggest T-20 tournament in the world, Champions league and ICC T20 world cup are competing indirectly with each other without being on the same standard. This time it is looking more clear as Champions league got started soon after the end of T-20 world cup.

Although Champions league is far  less important for a nation as compare to any type of world cup but the attraction of superstars in the form of giant players are creating a sense of rivalry between both of them. Both the tournament are organized under the platform of ICC but in terms of finance there is about 70% share of Indian cricket board.

The ICC T-20 world cup ends with a stylish dance of Gayle and the winning performance of West Indies on Srilanka unfortunately the two srilankans suicide on the loss of Srilanka in the final against Windies. The tournament although is not as fruitful for teams like Pakistan, India and Australia who were looking hot for this tournament. In the champions league it is not about the nation it is about star power.

Star Power Dominates In CL-T20:

Sachin Tendulkar will be looking to perform in this year edition of CL-T20 for Mumbai Indians besides not being the greatest hitter in T-20 but his few minutes on the crease will be most entertaining and has no comparison in front of ICC-T20 world cup player power.

Similarly, Murlitharran and Brett Lee will be performing for Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Night Riders respectively as they both are retired from International format and is having millions of fan following like Tendulkar. Also you will find some experienced T-20 players like Azhar Mahmood and other domestic T-20 players which have a tons of experience of T-20 which is rare in the T20 world cup team players.

Cheer Girls Creates the Effect:

If you adopt it so you have to take it seriously. Besides the dance of Chris Gayle there was nothing entertaining found in the ICC T-20 world cup on the ground. The cheer girls were adopted in cricket format by seeing in NBA and other sports so ICC should take it seriously. As the tournament was approved for Entertaining and  for generating wealth but they didn’t take the enter- -tainment part seriously. 🙂

On the other hand the cheer girls of CL-T20 are looking confident and have good co-ordination in the dancing.Although the cheer girls of NBA are quite professional and have no comparison with the CL-T20 but still they keep up an entertaining environment.

Either this should be eliminated completely from the tournament or if it is adopted should be given special attention by ICC. As if eliminated will not create any difference as there are lots of chachas, superman and other supporting icons. But if it will continue in this way will not create any fruitful result only apple of discord for tournament.

Advertisement And Commercials:

There is found few commercials in the CL-T20 up till now between  overs and bowler looks ready on the screen to through on the other hand. Whereas, in ICC-T20 there were a lot of commercials between  overs and if a wicket is fall, it creates irritation for viewers specially in the crunched matches. Although interval between two innings was longer in Cl-T20 as compare to ICC-T20 world cup but it doesn’t create a sense of irritation for viewers too much.


In short, it is completely dominated by CL-T20 and more discussion is useless.

Some things which can create problems for CL-T20 is the proportions of teams as first time a Pakistani team was playing a qualifying round in the CL-t20 despite of its 3 tournaments completed and unfortunately the result rely on a single match which they lost. Despite of Pakistan performance in the ICC T20 world cup, no Pakistani domestic teams have been in to the CL-T20 matches. The idea of promoting and adopting new teams should be promoted by CL-T20 to get more flavor in this tournament and to induce more teams all around the world and make the tournament more stable.

Another major thing which can create major negative effect is the match fixing. This should be avoided as much as possible as this can shadow all the hard-work of super player power and affluence.

The other problem for CL-T20 is not having rivalry matches like India and Pakistan but who knows in future we may find Mumbai Indians Vs Karachi Dolphins or Delhi Dare Devils Vs Lahore Lions which can create exactly the same environment likewise Indo-Pak match does or may be a bit less.

What you think about both the tournaments?

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