The first season of Major League Cricket has been scheduled for July 13-30, 2023, with a newly renovated venue outside of Dallas, Texas serving as the primary location for the 18-day tournament. The first-ever MLC championship final will take place on July 30, 2023. The announcement coincided with the installation of the turf square at Grand Prairie Stadium, with additional renovation work to complete the transformation of the 7200-seat facility (which can be expanded to 15,000 with temporary seating for larger events) from a minor league baseball ground formerly known as Airhogs Stadium into a full-time cricket venue expected to be completed by the spring of next year.
Six teams from major metropolitan areas will compete in the explosive Twenty20 (T20) format of the game, representing Dallas, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Seattle, and New York City.
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“The eyes of the world cricket will be on the launch of Major League Cricket next summer, with the stars of the game competing over three weeks of fast-paced T20 action,” MLC Tournament Director Justin Geale said. “The MLC’s launch will transform American cricket by providing one of the best platforms in the sport for the world’s most elite players to showcase their skills, while also accelerating the development of domestic talent to feature in the league.”
“When completed, Grand Prairie Stadium will be the best cricket venue in the United States,” said Grand Prairie Mayor Ron Jensen. “This venue will be a huge asset to the Grand Prairie community, bringing Major League Cricket, international cricket, and potentially the 2024 ICC T20 Men’s World Cup to Grand Prairie, giving fans here the opportunity to witness a world-class sport in action.”
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MLC’s inaugural season will be played in a single shaped format, with 15 league matches played among six franchises before a four-match play-off stage. MLC has previously announced that the franchises will be based in Los Angeles, Seattle, Washington, DC, San Francisco, and New York City, in addition to Dallas. The Knight Riders Group has already agreed to take over ownership of the Los Angeles franchise, and a proposal for a 10,000-seat venue in Orange County is in the works.
|Owner(s)||American Cricket Enterprises (ACE)|
|No. of teams||6|
|Season Start date||July 13 – July 30, 2023|
How many Major League Cricket teams are there?
The MLC will feature 6 teams – Dallas, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Washington DC, Seattle and New York City will compete in 19 matches during the MLC.
What is major league cricket in USA?
Major League Cricket (MLC) is an upcoming professional Twenty20 cricket league in the United States.
Is America making a cricket team?
USA Cricket was officially granted associate membership in January 2019.
Is cricket getting famous in USA?
It was estimated in 2006 that 30,000 people in the United States played or watched cricket each year. By 2017, there were 200,000 people playing cricket in 6,000 teams.
Why does USA doesn’t play cricket?
The reason why Americans do not play cricket is because they have their own unique game called Baseball. It has the same Bat and Ball design, the same excitement, but it takes much less time than Cricket.
Who pitches faster baseball or cricket?
Despite the differences in delivery action, the delivery speeds are similar for both sports with the fastest bowlers and pitchers propelling the ball in the region of 95–100 mph (150–160 km/h): the fastest recorded cricket delivery is 100.2 mph (161.26 km/h) by Shoaib Akhtar (Pakistan – bowler) with baseball’s record quicker at 105 mph (169.0 km/h) by Aroldis Chapman (Cincinnati Reds – Pitcher).