Major League Cricket (MLC): Format, Teams, Venues, Broadcast, Live Streaming, Schedule And Time In IST

Updated: 18 July 2023

MLC 2023
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Major League Cricket (MLC): Format, Teams, Venues, Broadcast, Live Streaming, and Schedule and Time In IST: The inaugural season of Major League Cricket (MLC) is set to begin on July 13 in the United States, marking a watershed moment in the country’s cricketing history. The league, which will include some of the world’s greatest international talents, will be a watershed moment for professional franchise cricket in the country.

American Cricket Enterprises (ACE) ran the competition, which was sanctioned by USA Cricket. The introduction of Major League Cricket is intended to boost the game’s popularity in the country. The inaugural MLC season will include 6 teams in total. International cricket talents will appear in the prestigious T20 competition. Meanwhile, IPL franchisees owned four of the six teams.

The MLC aspires to provide international cricket players with a stage to showcase their talents on American soil. Viewers can look forward to seeing renowned players from across the world exhibiting their skills and battling it out for the coveted MLC championship. The sports will be performed under floodlights to attract a larger crowd, boosting the overall ambiance and spectacle of the events.

MLC Format

There will be play-offs and a round-robin format for the league. Each team in the league will play five games, one against each opponent, and the top four teams will advance to the Play-offs, which will consist of four games: the Qualifier, the Eliminator, the Challenger, and the Final. With this format, a total of 19 games will be played during the tournament.

Major League Cricket (MLC) 2023 Teams

Los Angeles Knight Riders

San Francisco Unicorns

MI New York

Seattle Orcas

Texas Super Kings

Washington Freedom

MLC Venue

Cricket aficionados may watch the action unfold in the Grand Prairie Stadium in Dallas, Texas, and Church Street Park in Morrisville, North Carolina.

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MLC Broadcast And Live Streaming In India

Major League Cricket’s broadcast and digital rights have been bought by Viacom18. Hence MLC 2023 live coverage in India can be viewed on Sports18 TV channel. The channel is accessible via cable TV and a number of DTH systems.

The Jio Cinema app will offer live streaming of MLC 2023 matches. It’s important to note that, like the IPL, free internet broadcasting of the USA T20 League will be available via the aforementioned app. The Jio Cinema app is available for download on Smart TVs in addition to smartphones and tablets. While MLC games are free to see on the Jio Cinema website for desktop and laptop users.

Major League Cricket (MLC) 2023 Schedule

Match No. DateDayTime (IST)FixtureVenue
114-JulFri6:00 AMTexas Super Kings vs LA Knight RidersGrand Prairie Stadium, Dallas
215-JulSat2:00 AMMI New York vs San Francisco UnicornsGrand Prairie Stadium, Dallas
315-JulSat6:00 AMSeattle Orcas vs Washington FreedomGrand Prairie Stadium, Dallas
416-JulSun6:00 AMSan Francisco Unicorns vs Seattle OrcasGrand Prairie Stadium, Dallas
517-JulMon2:00 AMTexas Super Kings vs Washington FreedomGrand Prairie Stadium, Dallas
617-JulMon6:00 AMLA Knight Riders vs MI New YorkGrand Prairie Stadium, Dallas
718-JulTue6:00 AMTexas Super Kings vs MI New YorkChurch Street Park, Morrisville
819-JulWed6:00 AMLA Knight Riders vs San Francisco UnicornsChurch Street Park, Morrisville
921-JulFri3:00 AMWashington Freedom vs LA Knight RidersChurch Street Park, Morrisville
1022-JulSat3:00 AMSeattle Orcas vs Texas Super KingsChurch Street Park, Morrisville
1123-JulSun3:00 AMWashington Freedom vs San Francisco Super KingsChurch Street Park, Morrisville
1223-JulSun11:00 PMLA Knight Riders vs Seattle OrcasChurch Street Park, Morrisville
1324-JulMon3:00 AMMI New York vs Washington FreedomChurch Street Park, Morrisville
1425-JulTue3:00 AMSan Francisco Unicorns vs Texas Super KingsChurch Street Park, Morrisville
1526-JulWed3:00 AMMI New York vs Seattle OrcasChurch Street Park, Morrisville
Eliminator28-JulFri2:00 AMTBD vs TBD Grand Prairie Stadium, Dallas
Qualifier 128-JulFri6:00 AMTBD vs TBD Grand Prairie Stadium, Dallas
Qualifier 229-JulSat6:00 AMTBD vs TBDGrand Prairie Stadium, Dallas
Final31-JulMon6:00 AMTBD vs TBDGrand Prairie Stadium, Dallas
Source: MLC