MLC - Major League Cricket

Minor League Cricket

In a major milestone for American cricket, a national Twenty20
championship will be played across 22 venues

MINOR LEAGUE CRICKET

The first ever competition of its kind, Minor League Cricket is a USA Cricket sanctioned national Twenty20 tournament. Minor League Cricket will feature 22 city/region-based teams across the US. The teams will have both US-based and international players. The teams will also include elite Under-21 talent providing these young players with a pathway to Major League Cricket. Regular season games and playoff matches will be live streamed, and the playoffs will be broadcast live on Willow TV.

22

Teams

170

Games

9

Weeks

TEAMS

Minor League Cricket will feature 22 city/region-based teams across four divisions (East, West, South, Central), and two conferences (Pacific and Atlantic). The first season of Major League Cricket will begin on July 11, 2020, and run for 8 weeks, with each team playing 15 games for total of 170 games, culminating in a one-week playoff to determine the first Minor League Cricket champion.

The teams will be (tentative):

PACIFIC CONFERENCE

Western Division

Western Division - 6 Teams

Bay Area (2), Los Angeles (2), Sacramento, Seattle

Central Division

Central Division - 6 Teams

Austin, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Michigan, Chicago/St. Louis

ATLANTIC CONFERENCE

Eastern Division

Eastern Division - 6 Teams

Boston, New York/New Jersey (3), Morrisville, Washington DC

Southern Division

Southern Division - 4 Teams

Atlanta (2), Florida (2)

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INTERESTED IN BEING A MINOR LEAGUE CRICKET TEAM OWNER?

Owning a Minor League Cricket team is a unique opportunity to be a part of the rapidly growing sport of cricket in the USA. Ownership comes with a number of exclusive benefits and gives you the chance to manage a professional sports team. See below for more details.

EXCLUSIVE BENEFITS OF TEAM OWNERSHIP

    • Retention of all local sponsorship revenues
    • Participation in the national draft
    • Ability to determine your team’s name and brand
    • Predetermined cap on expenses
    • National exposure though live broadcast on leading digital and television networks
    • Availability of professional players for marketing and promotional activities
    • Premium access to all Minor League Cricket events

    PLAYERS

    The Minor League will provide US-based players with the first ever opportunity to feature their talents on a national level and compete with other players of the highest level across the US. Sign up if you have what it takes to become a Minor League Cricket star.

    Squad

    TYPICAL MATCH DAY SQUAD

    WHY SHOULD I PLAY IN MINOR LEAGUE CRICKET?

    • A platform for players to showcase their talents, potentially leading to an opportunity to play in the Major League Cricket tournament
    • Exposure to high-level competition to elevate your game
    • US-based players compete alongside high caliber international players
    • Opportunity to play at the best cricket venues in the US
    • Match-day stipends for all players
    • Travel and accommodation costs covered by Minor League Cricket
    • Kit and equipment stipends
    • Access to coaching and training facilities
    • Regular season will run for 8 weeks, beginning July 11, 2020
    • Each team will play 15 divisional games
    • Top 3 teams from each conference will advance to the playoffs
    • The #1 seed from each conference will advance directly to the Conference Championship
    • The #2 and #3 seeds will play each other with the winner advancing to the Conference Championship
    • Each Conference Champion will receive trophy and prize money
    • Winners of each of the Pacific and Atlantic Conference Championship games will meet in the National Championship
    • The Minor League Cricket champions will take home the title championship trophy and the winner’s prize money

    BECOME A MINOR LEAGUE LOCAL
    CO-ORDINATOR

    If you would like to be involved in the game-day organization and operation of Minor League Cricket, click on the button to register your interest

    MINOR LEAGUE GOVERNING COUNCIL

    Minor League Cricket will be governed by a select group of individuals from across the country, who are highly recognized in the US cricketing community and represent all four divisions. They will determine rules and regulations for the competition to ensure that Minor League Cricket is run at the highest international standards, and matches are played, officiated and conducted with the highest degree of professionalism.

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