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Major League Cricket 2023: Schedule, Team & Venue

 

Major League Cricket 2023

The Major League Cricket 2023 tournament is set to commence in Texas and North Carolina, USA. In its inaugural season, six teams will compete for the championship title. The matches will be played in the Twenty20 (T20) format and will kick off on July 14 in India. The entire tournament will be livestreamed in India. The event spans 18 days, featuring a total of 19 matches, with 15 played in a round-robin format. The newly-built Grand Prairie Stadium in Texas and Church Street Park in Morrisville, North Carolina, will host the matches.

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Among the six teams, four are owned by franchises from the Indian Premier League (IPL). These franchises include MI New York (Mumbai Indians), Texas Super Kings (Chennai Super Kings), LA Knight Riders (Kolkata Knight Riders), and the Seattle Orcas (Delhi Capitals). The remaining two teams are the San Francisco Unicorns and the Washington Freedom.

Major League Cricket 2023 schedule and fixtures

Date Day Match Time Venue
July 14 Friday Texas Super Kings vs LA Knight Riders 6:00 AM Grand Prairie Stadium
July 15 Saturday MI New York vs San Francisco Unicorns 2:00 AM Grand Prairie Stadium
July 15 Saturday Seattle Orcas vs Washington Freedom 6:00 AM Grand Prairie Stadium
July 16 Sunday San Francisco Unicorns vs Seattle Orcas 6:00 AM Grand Prairie Stadium
July 17 Monday Texas Super Kings vs Washington Freedom 2:00 AM Grand Prairie Stadium
July 17 Monday LA Knight Riders vs MI New York 6:00 AM Grand Prairie Stadium
July 18 Tuesday Texas Super Kings vs MI New York 6:00 AM Grand Prairie Stadium
July 19 Wednesday LA Knight Riders vs San Francisco Unicorns 6:00 AM Grand Prairie Stadium
July 21 Friday Washington Freedom vs LA Knight Riders 3:00 AM Church Street Park
July 22 Saturday Seattle Orcas vs Texas Super Kings 3:00 AM Church Street Park
July 23 Sunday Washington Freedom vs San Francisco Unicorns 3:00 AM Church Street Park
July 23 Sunday LA Knight Riders vs Seattle Orcas 11:00 PM Church Street Park
July 24 Monday MI New York vs Washington Freedom 3:00 AM Church Street Park
July 25 Tuesday San Francisco Unicorns vs Texas Super Kings 3:00 AM Church Street Park
July 26 Wednesday MI New York vs Seattle Orcas 3:00 AM Church Street Park
July 28 Friday Play-off: Qualifier 2:00 AM Grand Prairie Stadium
July 28 Friday Play-off: Eliminator 6:00 AM Grand Prairie Stadium
July 29 Saturday Play-off: Challenger 6:00 AM Grand Prairie Stadium
July 31 Monday MLC final 6:00 AM Grand Prairie Stadium

Major League Cricket 2023 teams and players

Team Squad Captain
Los Angeles Knight Riders Saif Badar, Unmukt Chand, Corne Dry, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Spencer Johnson, Ali Khan, Nitish Kumar, Jaskaran Malhotra, Sunil Narine, Rilee Rossouw, Jason Roy, Andre Russell, Ali Sheikh, Gajanand Singh, Shadley Van Schalkwyk, Bhaskar Yadram, Adam Zampa Sunil Narine
San Francisco Unicorns Qais Ahmad, Finn Allen, Corey Anderson, Amila Aponso, Chaitanya Bishnoi, Brody Couch, Aaron Finch, Mackenzie Harvey, Shadab Khan, Sanjay Krishnamurthi, Carmi Le Roux, Lungi Ngidi, Smit Patel, Liam Plunkett, Haris Rauf, Tajinder Singh, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade, David White Aaron Finch
MI New York Ehsan Adil, Hammad Azam, Jason Behrendorff, Trent Boult, Dewald Brevis, Tim David, Saideep Ganesh, Shayan Jahangir, Nosthush Kenjige, Rashid Khan, Sarbjeet Ladda, Monank Patel, Kieron Pollard, Nicholas Pooran, Kagiso Rabada, Jessy Singh, Steven Taylor, David Wiese Kieron Pollard
Seattle Orcas Nauman Anwar, Quinton De Kock, Cameron Gannon, Shehan Jayasuriya, Aaron Jones, Heinrich Klaasen, Wayne Parnell, Nisarg Patel, Angelo Perera, Shubham Ranjane, Dasun Shanaka, Phani Simhadri, Harmeet Singh, Matthew Tromp, Andrew Tye Wayne Parnell
Washington Freedom Mukhtar Ahmed, Saad Ali, Akhilesh Bodugum, Justin Dill, Ben Dwarshuis, Andries Gous, Sujith Gowda, Moises Henriques, Marco Jansen, Adam Milne, Saurabh Netravalkar, Anrich Nortje, Josh Philippe, Glenn Phillips, Dane Piedt, Obus Pienaar, Usman Rafiq Moises Henriques
Texas Super Kings Sami Aslam, Dwayne Bravo, Cody Chetty, Gerald Coetzee, Devon Conway, Faf Du Plessis, Milind Kumar, Lahiru Milantha, David Miller, Mohammad Mohsin, Saiteja Mukkamalla, Daniel Sams, Mitchell Santner, Calvin Savage, Zia Shahzad, Cameron Stevenson, Rusty Theron Faf du Plessis

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FAQs

How many teams are in Major League Cricket 2023?

Six teams are in action and will start with a round-robin format, with the top four advancing to the playoffs.

Is cricket watched in USA?

But the T20 format, along with an influx of immigrants from South Asian nations and the West Indies, has sparked a resurgence in popularity for cricket in America, with some estimates having the number of cricket fans in the US as high as 30 million.