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Tournament starts July 5


Some of the world's biggest T20 names will be present




Los Angeles Knight Riders

MI New York

San Francisco Unicorns

Seattle Orcas

Texas Super Kings

Washington Freedom

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Some players in action...


T20 World cup winning and IPL winning Dwayne Bravo, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine....


ODI WC winning Pat Cummins, Adam Zampa, Marcus Stoinis, Travis Head, Steve Smith, Tim David, Jason Roy, Josh Inglis, Alex Carey, Glenn Maxwell...


IPL Champions Faf Du Plessis, Mitch Santner, Trent Boult, Devon Conway, Rashid Khan, Noor Ahmed, Shakib Al hasan....


Others Naveen ul Haq, Jason Roy, Nicky Pooran, Aiden Markaram, KG Rabada, Anrich Nortje, romario Shepherd, Dewald Brevis, Jake Fraser Mc Gurk, Matt Short, Finn Allen, Sherfane rutherford, Josh Little, Spencer Johnson, QDk, Klaasen, Rickleton, Bracewell, Nandre Burger, McCoy, Marco Jansen, rachin ravindra, Lockie Ferguson, Andy Tye


Pooks Imad Wasim, Harris rauf....


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21 hours ago, cricketfan28 said:

Nice tournament for  number one batsman Sir Head to stat pad and feel good after that knockout punch by sharma.


16 hours ago, spiritb2 said:


gonna milk the indian expats there


On 7/3/2024 at 10:37 AM, BacktoCricaddict said:

I just wish BCCI allowed upcoming/fringe Indian players to play in the MLC matches. Without them, I have very little interest. Who the heck cares about Quinton DeKock and Nicholas Pooran? Great players but I'd rather watch Abhishek Sharma and Dhruv Jurel play.


few items to note....


for those who do not follow cricket around the world...


mlc has icc status....


however unlike ipl...


mlc does not have an auction system....


so similar to ipl...


mumbai bambis continue to cheat....


so they have used $$$$$ to get all the stars in the world....


rashid kha, rabada, nortje, trent boult.... look at this attack....


then they got Nicky Pooran, tim David, Romario Shepherd etc.....


so bambis winning is no big deal....


because team with most money can win without accountability....


because they can just get the best international stars...


on top of that they have best players from USA team....


with Steven Taylor, captain monank patel, jahangir, jasdeep etc....


so they got best international players and best US players too....


keep above in mind when watching....


hope this helps...

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No one is gonna make this “official thread” u pook lodu. Pooks not allowed for official threads here. Try pookpassion. Bc.

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FAQs: All you need to know about MLC 2024

The teams, the format, the big names, and everything else you might have been wondering about



Did you think the cricket fever would die in the USA after the T20 World Cup? Think again, because the second season of Major League Cricket (MLC) is upon us. The first edition had high scores and thrilling individual performances as some of the biggest names in T20 cricket showcased their talent in Texas and North Carolina. So what's in store for us this year? Find all your answers here.


First things first. When does it start?


The first match is on Friday, July 5, with MI New York taking on Seattle Orcas in Morrisville. The tournament will go on till July 28. There will be a total of 25 matches.


So who are the teams participating? And who won it the first time around?


The six teams are Los Angeles Knight Riders, MI New York, San Francisco Unicorns, Seattle Orcas, Texas Super Kings and Washington Freedom.


It was MI New York, inspired by a whirlwind Nicholas Pooran century, who beat Seattle Orcas in the final to win the inaugural title.


Are you sure it's the MLC and not the IPL? There seem to be a lot of familiar names...


That's because IPL franchises have invested in most of the teams in the tournament, as they have in other franchise leagues like SA20, ILT20 and the CPL. IPL franchises own four teams in the MLC. Apart from the three obvious ones, Seattle Orcas are owned by the GMR Group, who co-own Delhi Capitals.


Washington Freedom, owned by Indian-American entrepreneur Sanjay Govil, have Cricket New South Wales as their high-performance partner. San Francisco Unicorns, owned by Anand Rajaraman and Venky Harinarayan, have a partnership with Cricket Victoria.


We saw games in New York and Lauderhill in the T20 World Cup, apart from Dallas. Will the MLC also be played in those grounds?


No. This year's MLC, like in 2023, will only be played at the Grand Prairie Stadium in Dallas in Texas and Church Street Park in North Carolina's Morrisville.


Last season, the first eight league games were played in Dallas and the next seven in Morrisville, before the tournament shifted back to Dallas for the knockout rounds. This year, however, both stadiums will host games throughout the season.


And any exciting new additions this year?


Yes indeed. Pat Cummins, Travis Head and Steven Smith are some high-profile Australian signings, while Daryl Mitchell, Shakib Al Hasan and Romario Shepherd are some of the other new signings. You can see the full squads here.


USA pulled off a surprise and made it to the Super Eight stage of the T20 World Cup. So who will their local heroes line up for?


USA did have an impressive showing at the T20 World Cup, with a Super Over win over Pakistan the highlight. Their captain Monank Patel, Noshthush Kenjige and Shayan Jahangir will be representing defending champions MI New York, while last year's runners-up Seattle Orcas have USA vice-captain Aaron Jones and Harmeet Singh in their ranks.


Milind Kumar, who took a blinder against Pakistan as a substitute fielder, will play for Texas Super Kings, while Andries Gous and Saurabh Netravalkar will play for Washington Freedom.


All this sounds good. So, what is the format of the league?


Like most franchise leagues, the MLC will first have a round-robin league stage. Last year, each team played the other once, but this time every team will play seven matches each in the league stage. This has contributed to the tournament growing from 19 games last year to 25 this season.


The top two teams will meet in the Qualifier, with the winners of that match advancing to the final.


The third and fourth-placed teams will meet in the Eliminator. The winner of the Eliminator will face the team that loses the Qualifier in the Challenger, where the second finalist will be decided.


You can see the full fixture list here.


But the MLC games don't count as official T20s, right?


That was the case last year, but the tournament has been given List A status by the ICC. It has become the second Associate-run franchise competition to acquire List A status from the ICC, following the UAE's ILT20 earlier this year.


This means MLC will now be recognised as an official T20 league, with tournament playing records now counted as official format statistics.

And with the packed cricket schedule, is it not clashing with any of the several other T20 leagues around the world?


The Lanka Premier League is on till July 21, so Matheesha Pathirana will remain unavailable till Colombo Strikers are knocked out.


There will also be a six-day clash with the Hundred , which means that 12 players who are part of the MLC could arrive late at the UK.
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