In a major milestone for American cricket, a national Twenty20
championship will be played across 22 venues
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.
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 Minor 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):
Bay Area (2), Los Angeles (2), Sacramento, Seattle
Austin, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Michigan, Chicago/St. Louis
Boston, New York/New Jersey (3), Morrisville, Washington DC
Atlanta (2), Florida (2)
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.
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.
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 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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