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This is the T20 draft at the NASA Space Center

This is the T20 draft at the NASA Space Center

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This is the T20 draft at the NASA Space Center

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The much-talked-about Major League Cricket (MLC) in the USA is finally waiting to start. The first season of the franchise T20 league will begin on July 13. The 6 participating teams will select players from a draft held on March 19 at NASA's Johnson Space Center.

This information was informed in the official notification of the host Major League Cricket (MLC) on Tuesday.

The ICC-recognized United States cricket authority is USA Cricket (USAC). MLC is USAC's strategic partner in developing professional T20 leagues in the United States. They are trying to organize the T20 cricket league since 2019. The first season was planned to be held in 2022, but it was postponed to this year.

6 teams will participate in the first season of Major League Cricket. Teams named after various US cities are Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington DC. Each team can form a team of a maximum of 18 people, foreigners can form a team of a maximum of 7 people.

According to Cricinfo reports, several international cricketers who have been based in the US for several years will participate in the MLC as locals.

These include New Zealand all-rounder Corey Anderson (Dallas), Pakistan batsman Sami Aslam (San Francisco), England pacer Liam Plunkett (Philadelphia), India U-19 World Cup-winning captain Abhishek Chand (San Francisco), and South Africa spinner Dan Dan Peet (North Carolina). . Cricketers who have been in the US for three years will be considered locals.

Among the six franchises the group bought was the Los Angeles Knight Riders. Owned by Bollywood stars Shah Rukh Khan and Juhi Chawla, the group owns Kolkata in the IPL and Trinbago in the CPL. Also, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is among the investors in Seattle.

The first season of Major League Cricket will be held from July 13 to 30 in a single league format.

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