Minor League Cricket (MiLC) announced today broadcast details for the finals of the 2022 Toyota Minor League Cricket Championship presented by Sunoco. The matches are set to take place with the conference finals on Saturday, Aug. 27 and the championship match on Sunday, Aug. 28. The games will take place at Church Street Park in Morrisville, NC, one of the most scenic settings for cricket in America.
High-definition live television and streaming coverage for the finals weekend will feature a premium production and top-tier announcer team in place for all three games. Marking another first, all matches will be available free to stream via the MLC Network on YouTube, with one conference final on Saturday and the championship match on Sunday to be broadcast on Willow TV’s linear channel, available across millions of households in North America. Fans in India can tune in via FanCode.
For the first time, live audio commentary of Finals Weekend will be broadcast on 99.94 DM, the innovative “home of cricket audio” launched this summer. Commentators will include Jarrod Kimber and Iain O’Brien and will be available for free via the 99.94 DM app. The broadcasts will be the first live commentaries on the 99.94 DM platform and kick off a partnership with Major League Cricket and its properties that will see future MLC content on 99.94 DM including podcasts and match commentaries.
“99.94 DM is thrilled to partner with Major League Cricket and bring exclusive audio commentary and insights in the form of podcasts to cricket fans in the USA,” said Vasu Srinivasan, CEO and Co-Founder, 99.94 DM. “99.94 DM’s unique audio platform marries a podcast network and live commentary with the best user experience technology can provide. Bringing innovation in fan engagement and tech-enabled monetization avenues from other sports into cricket, especially American professional sports, is a core aspect of 99.94 DM’s business model. 99.94 DM and MLC are natural partners, given our ambitious, transformational vision for developing new cricket markets.”
“We are delighted to be able to bring the culmination of a fantastic season of Toyota Minor League Cricket to more platforms than ever, with outstanding television, streaming and audio coverage planned,” said Justin Geale, Tournament Director, Minor League Cricket.
The Finals Weekend schedule is as follows:
- Pacific Conference Final | Saturday, Aug. 27 at 1pm
- Atlantic Conference Final | Saturday, Aug. 27 at 5:30pm
- National Championship Final | Sunday, Aug. 28 at 5pm
The finals weekend festival at Church Street Park, located only 15 miles from downtown Raleigh, is free to attend for all games. The winning team will take home $150,000 out of a total $350,000 total purse, the largest in American cricket history.
Finals Weekend will conclude the second season of the Toyota Minor League Cricket Championship presented by Sunoco, the most extensive competition in American cricket. The tournament has launched a new era for the sport in the United States, with 26 participating teams competing in over 200 matches taking place in 20 cities nationwide this season, running over 10 weekends of play.