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Franchise Cricket – Business in Cricket of major 8 franchise

Franchise Cricket is a type of cricket which played for business purpose. Millions of dollars are invested in franchise cricket.

Here player selection shall be done through the auction process. Most of the franchise cricket is played in twenty20 format. Also, there are some fifty and ten over tournaments there but mostly they are twenty20 format.

CONTENTS

  1. History
  2. Type of franchise cricket
  3. List of some major franchise cricket
  4. Country-wise major franchise tournament
  5. Franchise Cricket without having the official t-20 status
  6. Country-wise all franchise tournaments
  7. Conclusion
  8. FAQs

HISTORY

On 11 July 2006, Nineteen West Indies regional teams played a franchise cricket. And that was named the Stanford twenty20 tournament.

That event was entirely involved by billionaire Allen Stanford, who gave at least US $ 28,000,000 of funding money. It was thought that the tournament would be an annual event. 

Guyana won the inaugural event, defeating Trinidad and Tobago by 5 wickets, and team Guyana got the US $ 1,000,000 in prize money.

Again a franchise tournament called Stanford Super Series was held in October 2008 between three teams.

The respective winners of the English and Caribbean Twenty20 competitions, Middlesex and Trinidad and Tobago, and a Stanford Superstars team formed from West Indies domestic players.

Trinidad and Tobago won the competition and got the US $ 280,000 prize money. 

Franchise crcicket IPL
Indian Premier League

World’s richest cricketing board the Board of control for Cricket in India ( BCCI ) introduced his first franchise tournament in 2008 named Indian Premier League ( IPL ). Majorly there are eight teams who do participate in this format.

BCCI sold the broadcasting and digital rights of IPL to Star India for the years 2018 to 2022. And the selling stock worth is US $2.55billion. After the 10th edition, the IPL has seen a spike of its brand valuation to the US $5.3billion.

There are also some major franchise cricket tournament are the Big Bash League ( BBL ) of Australia, the Pakistan Super League ( PSL ), the Caribbean Premier League, the Bangladesh Premier League etc…

TYPES OF FRANCHISE CRICKET

There are different formats of franchise cricket they are –
50-50
Thenty20
T10 and some domestic.

LIST OF SOME MAJOR FRANCHISE TOURNAMENT

INDIAN PREMIER LEAGUE

The world’s richest cricket franchise is the Indian Premier League ( IPL ). IPL is the domestic twenty20 league of India. It was introduced by BCCI in the year 2008 and gained the highest popularity.

Mumbai Indians is the most successful team of this league of having four-time of this title followed by Chennai super kings having three times of this title.

Mumbai Indians is the current trophy holder of this league.

Source :- ( IPLT20 )

BIG BASH LEAGUE

Big Bash League ( BBL ) is the twenty20 cricket league of Australia. There are 8 teams are playing in this league. This was introduced by the Australian cricket board in 2011.

The Australian cricket board is also conducting a woman’s BBL.

Sydney sixer is the current trophy holder of this league. Perth Scorchers are the most successful team of this league.

Big Bash League
BBL

CARIBBEAN PREMIER LEAGUE

The Caribbean Premier League (CPL) is a cricket league, held in the Caribbean. The franchise-based domestic league is organized by West Indies Cricket Board. This came into existence in 2013 and replaced the Caribbean Twenty20.

Barbados Tridents are the current trophy holder of this league.

T-20 BLAST

This is the first professional twenty20 cricket league introduced in the year 2003 by England and Wales cricket board. The current trophy holder of this league is Essex eagles. Surrey team is the first team to win the t-20 blast.

PSL

PSL is the Pakistan Super League. It is a domestic twenty20 league in Pakistan. It was introduced in the year 2015. the fan base of Pakistani cricket is increasing due to PSL. Currently, there are six teams who take part in this league.

Quetta Gladiators are the current trophy holder of this league.

MZANSI SUPER LEAGUE ( MSL )

The Mzansi Super League (MSL) is the domestic T20 cricket league played in South Africa. Founded by Cricket South Africa.

This League came into existence in the year 2018 as domestic and international cricketers from all over the globe participate in the tournament.

Six teams battle it out for the coveted trophy in the MSL. The second edition of the Mzansi Super League (MSL 2019) began November 8th. Jozi Stars were the winners of the inaugural season.

BANGLADESH PREMIER LEAGUE ( BPL )

The Bangladesh Premier League was formed in 2011 by the Bangladesh Cricket Board. This professional league consisting of seven franchises or you can say, seven teams.

Rajshahi Royals are the current trophy holder of this league. Team Dhaka Platoon played the most number of matches in BPL. And they are the most successful team of this league.

GLOBAL TWENTY20

Global twenty20 is also called as GT20. The first edition of this tournament was held in 2018 in Canada. You can find some international players along with some Canadian players in this league.

A IPL match
A IPL match

COUNTRY WISE MAJOR FRANCHISE TOURNAMENT

The list is given below-

CountryTournamentPeriodCurrent Trophy Holder
 IndiaIndian Premier League (IPL)2008–present Mumbai Indians
 AustraliaBig Bash League (BBL)2011–present Sydney Sixers
 PakistanPakistan Super League (PSL)2016–present Quetta Gladiators
 West IndiesCaribbean Premier League (CPL)2013–present Barbados Tridents
 New ZealandSuper Smash2005–present Wellington Firebirds
 EnglandT20 Blast2003–present Essex Eagles
 South AfricaMzansi Super League (MSL)2018–present Paarl Rocks
 BangladeshBangladesh Premier League (BPL)2012–present Rajshahi Royals
 Sri LankaSLPL/Lankan Premier League2012, TBD Uva Next, N/A
 Ireland,  Scotland &  NetherlandsEuro T20 Slam2020–presentN/A
 AfghanistanAfghanistan Premier League (APL)2018–present Balkh Legends
World LevelChampions League Twenty20 (CLT20)2009–2014 Chennai Super Kings
Major Franchise cricket Leagues

Franchise Cricket without having the official t-20 status

GT20

GT20 is also called as Global twenty20. The first edition of this tournament was held in 2018 in Canada. You can find some international players along with some Canadian players in this league.

The Hundred

It is a 100 ball cricket tournament. Which is going to be introduced in the recent future by England and Wales cricket board.

EPL t20

EPL t20 is the Everest Premier League twenty20 introduced by some private limited. It was introduced in the year 2016. Six teams have participated in this tournament.

Hong Kong t20 Blitz

It is a professional cricket league introduced by Hong Kong in 2016. There are five teams who have participated in this tournament.

COUNTRY WISE ALL FRANCHISE TOURNAMENTS

Bangladesh:-

  • National cricket League Twenty20 ( 2010 )
  • Victory Dy Twenty20 Cup ( 2013 )
  • Bangladesh Premier League i.e. BPL ( 2012 – present )
  • 2018-2019 Dhaka Premier Division twenty20 cricket League ( 2018 – 2019 )

Sri Lanka:-

  • SLC twenty20 tournament ( 2004 – 2018 )
  • SLC super provincial twenty20 ( 2008 – 2016 )
  • Sri Lanka premier League ( 2011 – 2012 )
  • Super four’s twenty20 ( 2014 )
  • SLC t20 League ( 2018 )
  • Lankan Premier League ( 2020 – present )

Kenya:-

  • East Africa Premier League ( 2011 – 2013 )
  • National elite League Twenty20 ( 2008 )

Afghanistan:-

  • Shpageeza cricket league ( 2013 – present )
  • AWCC twenty20 Cup ( 2015 )
  • Etisalat sixes twenty20 tournament ( 2013 )
  • Afganisthan Premier League ( 2018 – present )

Australia:-

  • KFC twenty20 Big Bash ( 2005 – 2011 )
  • Australian women’s twenty20 cup ( 2007 – 2015 )
  • Big Bash League ( BBL ) ( 2011 – present )
  • Women’s Big bash League ( 2015 – present )
  • National Premier Twenty20 Championships ( 2018 – present )
a big bash match
A big bash match

England:-

  • Twenty20 Cup ( 2003 – 2009 )
  • Friends Life t20 ( 2010 – 2013 )
  • Natwest t20 Blast ( 2014 – 2017 )
  • Vitality Blast ( 2018 – present )
  • Women’s cricket Super league ( 2016 – present )
  • The Hundred ( 2020 – present )

Pakistan:-

  • Pakistan Premier League ( 2007 – 2015 )
  • Ramadan twenty20 cup ( 2013 )
  • Pakistan Super League ( PSL ) ( 2016 – present )
  • National twenty20 cup ( 2004 – present )
  • Haier super eight twenty20 cup ( 2011 – 2015 )
Pakistan Franchise cricket PSL logo
PSL logo

India:-

  • Indian Premier League ( IPL ) ( 2008 – present )
  • Women’s T20 Challenge ( 2018 – present )
  • T20 Mumbai League ( 2018 – present )
  • Sayed Mushtaq Ali Trophy ( 2009 – present )
  • Odisha Premier League ( 2011 – 2013 )
  • Tamil Nadu Premier League ( 2016 – present )
  • Karnataka Premier League ( 2009 – present )
  • Indian Cricket League ( 2007 – 2009 )
  • Inter-State women’s t20 championship ( 2009 – present )
  • Haryana Premier League ( 2017 )
  • Telangana t20 premier League ( 2018 – present )
  • Rajwada Cricket League ( 2016 )

New Zealand:-

  • New Zealand Cricket Women’s twenty20 championship ( 2007 – present )
  • Super Smash twenty20 ( 2005 – present )

Hong Kong:-

  • Hong Kong t20 Blitz ( 2016 – 2019 )

Netherlands:-

  • Dutch twenty20 cup ( 2007 – present )

West Indies :-

  • Caribbean Premier League ( 2013 – present )
  • Caribbean twenty20 ( 2010 – 2013 )
  • Stanford twenty20 ( 2006 – 2008 )
  • Stanford Super series ( 2008 )
Franchise cricket CPL winner team baarbedos
CPL winner team

Ireland:-

  • Inter – Provincial trophy ( 2013 – present )

South Africa:-

  • Africa t20 cup ( 2015 – 2018 )
  • CSA Provincial t20 ( 2011-2016 , 2019 – present )
  • Mzansi Super League ( 2018 – present )
  • CSA Provincial women’s twenty20 cup ( 2015-2016)

Canada:-

  • Global twenty20 league Canada ( 2018 – present )
  • CIBC National Cricket League ( 2005 – present )

United States:-

  • American Twenty20 Championship ( 2011 )

Nepal:-

  • Dhangadhi Premier League ( 2017 – present )
  • Everest Premier League t20 cup ( 2017 – present )
  • Women’s champions league ( 2019 – present )
  • Expert Prime Minister Cup ( 2018 – present )
  • Pokhara Premier League ( 2018 – present )

Scotland:-

  • Murgitroyd twenty20 cup ( 2008 – present )
  • Regional pro Series ( 2016 )

Malaysia:-

  • MCA t20 championship ( 2014 – 2016 )

United Arab Emirates:-

  • Master Champions league ( 2016 – present )

Ireland, Scotland and the Netherlands:-

  • Euro twenty20 Slam ( 2020 – present )

Scotland and Netherlands:-

  • North Sea pro series ( 2014 – 2015 )

CONCLUSION

In conclusion must say this type of cricket is gained the highest number of popularity in few decades. And franchise cricket provide a huge amount of profit to the conducting board.

FAQs

Is Franchise cricket include any scam?

Yes, it’s always a fear of cricket betting in franchise cricket. And franchise cricket had seen a lot of players involved in this scam and their carrier got spoiled.

How franchise cricket make money?

Majorly the money comes from the sponsors, broadcasters and stake holders. However some part of the money is also come from the tickets.

What is best franchise cricket team in the world?

According to stats Chennai Super Kings an IPL team is the best team around the globe.

How franchise league help world cricket?

This type of cricket create an opportunity for the young players to show their game and performs with and against world’s top players. Which eventually helps the young cricketer to enter into national team.

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