ICC Bullish on US Expansion With Major League Cricket ‘List-A’ Status; Expansion in the Works

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The ICC has officially granted List-A status to Major League Cricket. This recognition solidifies MLC’s position as America’s premier domestic T20 tournament. After the announcement, it is clear that ICC is looking to make a big dent in the US sports market with the planned expansion of MLC.

What is The List-A Status in Cricket?

After getting the List-A status MLC will be recognized as a legitimate T20 league. And every performance in the league, from centuries and half-centuries to bowling feats, run-outs, wins, losses, and championships, will now be documented as official career statistics in an internationally recognized format. Local US players and emerging stars will gain international acclaim through this status, further boosting the development of domestic cricket talent.

MLC successfully completed its inaugural season, capturing the hearts of American sports fans. The highly anticipated second season kicks off on July 5, 2024. MLC CEO Vijay Srinivasan aims to expand the league from a 19-game season in 2023 to a 34-game season by 2025.

Major League Cricket’s CEO Opens up on the 2nd Season of the MLC

Vijay Srinivasan went on to talk about Major League Cricket and its upcoming second season- “We saw cricket mania sweep across the US last year off the back of our inaugural season of Major League Cricket. Now, we take exciting momentum into the highly anticipated ICC T20 World Cup and season two of the MLC”

“With an unforgettable summer of cricket on our doorstep, we’re ready to capture the hearts of American sports fans with our thrilling, adrenaline-charged game that is the most exciting emerging T20 tournament across the globe” added Srinivasan.

US National Cricket Team Creates History With Their Recent Series Win Over Bangladesh

The US National Cricket team created history recently by securing a 2-1 series victory over an ICC full-member nation Bangladesh. The achievement underscores the growing prowess of USA cricket and sets the stage for their upcoming campaign in the ICC T20 World Cup.

Despite the consolation win for Bangladesh in the last match of the 3-match series, USA emerged as the series victors. Their confidence is now sky-high as they gear up for the T20 World Cup. The USA and Bangladesh will face each other again in a warm-up game on May 28 at the Grand Prairie Stadium in Dallas, Texas.

The USA’s T20 World Cup campaign begins with a match against Canada on June 2 at the same venue.

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