Australia’s Big Bash League (BBL) head Kim McConnie has made big compliment for Indian Premier League by saying IPL is the best domestic competition in the world.
“Hats off to IPL. It is by far the best domestic competition in the world. We often say that BBL is being used as a launch pad where cricketers around the world can showcase their talent and hopefully put them into a good place for the IPL,” Kim said.
Kim McConnie was appointed women’s big bash league head last year to take twenty20 league another step. She moved from PepsiCo where she was Sports Marketing head at Newyork, company’s global head quarter.
“IPL has shown the roadmap for the other leagues in the world. We pay great attention to the IPL and notice what they are doing especially from the talent point of view. It will continue to lead the way in many factors,” she added.
WBBL head told PTI at Melbourne Cricket Ground on Monday that IPLT20 has taught many aspects to bring more fans and engage them with the sport.
“We learnt from the IPL many things like fan engagement. Lot of our players come back with a lot of great stories from IPL. We have borrowed from IPL the concept of merging sports with entertainment and now BBL is like family entertainment where whole family come and sit together to watch matches.” McConnie told PTI at MCG, Melbourne.