Can Major League Cricket help spread cricket fever to American territory?

 Can Major League Cricket help spread cricket fever to American territory?

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Cricket has started to start expanding its territory and the country is also responding to it positively. One can see the likes of the Netherlands, and Scotland improving so much and giving a great fight to already established countries. With the craze of cricket expanding, the T20 leagues have also been started all over the world.

The first season of Major League Cricket (MLC), a franchise cricket league in the United States, began on July 14 in Dallas with a match between the Texas Super Kings and the Los Angeles Knight Riders and conclude on July 31 with the championship game.

The competition, which will be conducted in a single-group round-robin style, will feature participation from six teams. Both Church Streek Park in Morrisville and Grand Prairie Stadium in Dallas will host each of the tournament’s 19 games. There will be a total of 15 league games, followed by four playoff contests. Eliminator and Qualifier 1 will be contested on July 28 after the league stage concludes on July 26. On July 29 and July 31, respectively, Qualifier 2 and the final will take place.

The Texas Airhogs, a minor league baseball team, called this stadium home until the year 2020. But the cancellation of the 2020 minor league baseball season by Covid set off a chain reaction that led to the Airhogs folding, MLC taking over the stadium’s lease, and a $20 million investment to rebuild and convert the stadium to cricket. The outfield had to be reconfigured for cricket, which required tearing down the previous seating arrangements before repairing the grass and putting in new seats everywhere.

Even while the stadium may not appear brand-new to passing motorists in the neighborhood, the interior still has a strong fresh paint aroma. Newly erected section-pole markings’ cement is still drying. As cup holders are being fitted on chairback seats in the stadium’s upscale sections, power drills continue to whirr. Along with the fans, the young talents will also be getting a chance to play along with the best in business and shine in the times to come.


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