ENHANCED STREAMS AND LIVE SCORING PROVIDE FULL COVERAGE FOR TOYOTA MINOR LEAGUE CRICKET

July 23, 2021

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LOS ALTOS, CA (July 23, 2021) – Minor League Cricket (MiLC) announced today that more than 100 matches in its inaugural championship season in 2021 will be available free to fans via enhanced streams to be broadcast on the Willow.TV platform. The streams can be accessed via the Willow.TV web or mobile app and on the Willow TV YouTube channel. The Toyota Minor League Cricket Championship presented by SLING TV is set to begin play on Saturday, July 31.

The enhanced live streams at eight venues will feature multi-camera coverage and live announcers for multiple matches across the 10 weekends of championship play. Match centers will feature live scoring updates on all games available via the MiLC website (www.minorleague.cricket) powered by CricClubs, the Official Scoring Technology Partner of the Toyota Minor League Cricket Championship. Select additional streams will also be available via the MiLC YouTube channel.

The Toyota Minor League Cricket Championship will feature nationwide competition in the Twenty20 format loved by cricket fans around the world, culminating in a finals weekend on Oct. 2-3. The most extensive competition to ever take place in American cricket will see 27 teams playing in more than 200 games across 21 cities nationwide.

 

“We’re delighted to be able to showcase the inaugural Toyota Minor League Cricket season with more than 100 enhanced stream broadcasts, thanks to a significant investment in venue streaming infrastructure allowing fans across the nation to tune in to thrilling T20 cricket action,” said Vijay Srinivasan, co-founder, Major League Cricket. “In addition, our partnership with CricClubs will allow fans of every team to keep up with the latest scores wherever they are.”

“We are thrilled to partner with Minor League Cricket in bringing live scores, stats and match insights to MiLC’s digital assets and video live streams,” said Ganesh Nallapareddy, CEO, CricClubs. “Over the last few years, CricClubs has worked tirelessly in digitizing grassroots cricket in the United States through our world class technology solutions. We are honored to work alongside Minor League Cricket in helping grow cricket and its national audience further.”

“Minor League Cricket is an exciting first for the American cricket community,” said Nic Benson, Chief Business Officer, Willow TV. “We’re thrilled to partner with MiLC and to deliver the tournament to cricket fans across the country.”

The full slate of matches for opening weekend of the Toyota Minor League Cricket Championship is as follows, with enhanced streams available for games marked with an *.

Date Time (Local) Team Team Ground
7/31/21 10:00 AM Florida Beamers DC Hawks Maq Cricket Stadium,
Delray Beach, FL*
7/31/21 10:00 AM Ft. Lauderdale Lions Empire State Titans Broward County Stadium,
Lauderhill, FL*
7/31/21 10:00 AM Morrisville Cardinals The Philadelphians Atlanta Cricket Fields, Cumming, GA*
7/31/21 10:00 AM Chicago Blasters St. Louis Americans BPL Cricket Stadium, Bolingbrook, IL*
7/31/21 10:00 AM Chicago Catchers Michigan Cricket Stars Lyon Oaks Cricket Ground, Wixom, MI
7/31/21 10:00 AM Austin Athletics Houston Hurricane Moosa Stadium, Pearland, TX*
7/31/21 10:00 AM Bay Blazers Seattle Thunderbolts Morgan Hill OSC, Morgan Hill, CA*
7/31/21 2:00 PM Atlanta Fire New Jersey Somerset Cavaliers Atlanta Cricket Fields, Cumming, GA*
7/31/21 2:00 PM Morrisville Cardinals New Jersey Stallions Atlanta Cricket Fields, Cumming, GA
7/31/21 2:00 PM Orlando Galaxy Manhattan Yorkers Broward County Stadium,
Lauderhill, FL*
7/31/21 2:00 PM DC Hawks New England Eagles Maq Cricket Stadium,
Delray Beach, FL*
7/31/21 2:00 PM St. Louis Americans Chicago Blasters BPL Cricket Stadium, Bolingbrook, IL*
7/31/21 2:00 PM Michigan Cricket Stars Chicago Catchers Lyon Oaks Cricket Ground, Wixom, MI
7/31/21 2:00 PM Austin Athletics Irving Mustangs Moosa Stadium, Pearland, TX*
7/31/21 2:00 PM Seattle Thunderbolts Golden State Grizzlies Morgan Hill OSC, Morgan Hill, CA*
8/1/21 10:00 AM The Philadelphians Atlanta Fire Atlanta Cricket Fields, Cumming, GA*
8/1/21 10:00 AM New Jersey Stallions Atlanta Param Veers Param Veers Cricket Field, Rydal, GA
8/1/21 10:00 AM Florida Beamers Manhattan Yorkers Maq Cricket Stadium,
Delray Beach, FL*
8/1/21 10:00 AM New England Eagles Ft. Lauderdale Lions Broward County Stadium,
Lauderhill, FL*
8/1/21 10:00 AM Silicon Valley Strikers Seattle Thunderbolts Morgan Hill OSC, Morgan Hill, CA*
8/1/21 10:00 AM San Diego Surf Riders Hollywood Master Blasters Canyonside Park, San Diego, CA
8/1/21 2:00 PM New Jersey Somerset Cavaliers Atlanta Param Veers Param Veers Cricket Field, Rydal, GA
8/1/21 2:00 PM Orlando Galaxy Empire State Titans Broward County Stadium,
Lauderhill, FL*
8/1/21 2:00 PM San Diego Surf Riders Socal Lashings Canyonside Park, San Diego, CA

Minor League Cricket is the only nationwide tournament involving the strongest male players playing against each other at the best available facilities and forms a critical part of the evolving USA Cricket domestic cricket structure and pathway. The primary aim of the tournament is to give a platform and opportunity for the best cricketers in America to showcase their abilities at a national level and build cricket in communities across the country.

The schedule of enhanced live streams will be available prior to each weekend’s matches at www.minorleague.cricket.

FOR MORE DETAILS CONTACT
Email: media@majorleaguecricket.com

ABOUT MINOR LEAGUE CRICKET
Minor League Cricket is a national Twenty20 cricket competition for 27 city-based teams from across the United States, launching this summer. More than 200 games will take in 21 cities, featuring more than 400 players. Minor League Cricket will provide a foundational structure for cricket in the United States, providing a pathway to Major League Cricket and the United States National Team for the nation’s best players.

ABOUT CRICCLUBS INC
CricClubs (www.cricclubs.com) is a leading sports technology company providing a wide range of technology solutions and services for cricket. CricClubs is used by over 25 ICC national governing bodies of cricket and experienced by several million fans from 57 countries. Some features offered by CricClubs include: league management, live scoring mobile app, live streaming, media solutions and an eCommerce marketplace offering custom apparel, cricket equipment, and more.