Major League Cricket announced today that it has partnered with XME Ventures, Inc., an Atlanta-based cricketing venture, to support and help fast-track the rapid growth of MLC Jr. Championships and Minor League Cricket youth tournaments.
As part of the partnership, XME will provide services in areas including coach and support staff recruitment, best-practice development for MLC youth academies, youth player kit provision and commercial partner procurement.
“We are excited to have XME partnering to help accelerate MLC’s youth development platform. The resources provided by XME will enable us to take our youth tournaments to the next level and provide additional opportunities for America’s future generation of cricketers,” said Jagan Nemani, head of MLC Jr. Championships. “We are excited about the continued growth of youth tournaments in this country and look forward to working with XME.”
XME Ventures is making significant investments in the development of cricketing infrastructure in the United States, including in youth academies across the country and Minor League Cricket teams the Golden State Grizzlies and Morrisville Raptors, demonstrating a strong commitment to supporting the future growth of American cricket nationwide.
“We have been closely following the progress and impact made by MLC Jr. Championships and MiLC Youth tournaments in the United States,” stated Pradeep Thirumalai, CEO of XME. “We were impressed by the standard and vision for these competitions and look forward to contributing to the growth of these youth tournaments. We are excited to partner with MLC in developing future stars for American cricket.”
MLC’s Jr. Championships hit new levels of participation in 2022, with more than 465 games taking place across four age categories (U-11, U-13, U-15 and U-17) in four tournaments that saw over 1200 players take part from across the United States.
“We are thrilled to join hands with MLC Jr. Championships to develop youth cricket and help accelerate the growth of both boys’ and girls’ cricket across the United States,” added Prasanna GR, COO of XME Ventures. “The MLC Jr. Championships provides a strong national platform which has us excited to partner and grow the competition together.”
ABOUT XME VENTURES
XME Ventures is making significant investments in the development of cricketing infrastructure across the United States. Some of these strategic investments include in academies and high-performance centers in multiple locations, includingspecialized coaching for adult and youth female cricketers. XME Ventures has also invested in the Golden State Grizzlies and Morrisville Raptors Minor League Cricket teams. XME Ventures founders are Ashok Jayapal (India), Pradeep Thirumalai (Atlanta) and Prasanna Gopal Ramaraj (New Jersey). Srinivas Kamadi (Global Head and Senior Vice-President, Infosys Limited), is an advisor to XME Ventures.