Major League Cricket Teams Squad 2023, Coaches & Captains | MLC All Teams Squad
Cricket with every passing month is becoming one of the biggest sports in the world as more and more countries are making their efforts to build the infrastructure and facilities for the game. International Cricket Council is also very focused to add more cricket-playing nations and the USA Cricket Board is also working very closely with the ICC to help build the facilities in the country. The Cricket Board of USA has announced a new T20 franchise league named “Major League Cricket also known as MLC” which is due to be played in July this year with six franchises participating in the inaugural edition.
A successful night at the inaugural @MLCricket Local U.S Player draft for @WSHFreedom at the NASA Space Centre Houston.— michael klinger (@maxyklinger) March 21, 2023
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MLC 2023 All Teams Squad Summary
Major League Cricket witnessed its inaugural MLC draft event on the 19th of March when all six franchises picked the local and International stars in the Major league cricket teams squad from more than 100 registered players. All the overseas players were picked directly instead of being chosen in the draft while the local players were picked at the event with the draft being held in a “snake” format in which the pick order is reversed in every round.
MLC management had set a total budget of 1.1 Million USD to pick Major league cricket teams squad from which 800,000 USD was kept for overseas players’ signings while the remaining 300,000 USD was used to pick local exciting cricket talent from the United States.
|Tournament Dates||July 13–30, 2023|
|Tournament Venues||Grand Prairie Stadium|
|Teams Strength||15 to 18 players|
|Tournament Format||Single round-robin format|
|League Matches||15 league matches|
|Play-offs||Four-match play-off phase|
|Maximum Overseas Players||9 overseas players|
|Maximum Overseas Players in Final XI||5 from Full Member nations|
|Each Franchise Draft Budget||1.1 Million USD|
Major League Cricket (MLC) 2023 Squad All Teams
All the franchises are allowed to pick a maximum of nine overseas players in their Major League cricket complete players list so we expect to see more International stars being roped in the coming months. Each franchise has to make a direct deal with overseas players and look after the salary & availability of International stars themselves.
Below are the officially confirmed MLC 2023 team squads for all six franchises.
Seattle Orcas: Quinton de Kock, Mitchell Marsh, Harmeet Singh, Shehan Jayasuriya, Shubham Ranjane, Cameron Gannon, Aaron Jones, Nauman Anwar, Phani Simhadri, Angelo Perera, Matthew Tromp
Washington Freedom: Anrich Nortje, Wanindu Hasaranga, Andries Gous, Mukhtar Ahmed, Obus Pienaar, Saurabh Netravalkar, Saad Ali, Dane Piedt, Sujith Gowda, Justin Dill, Akhilesh Bodugum
MI New York: Steven Taylor, Hammad Azam, Ehsan Aiil, Nosthush Kenjige, Monank Patel, Sarbjeet Singh Ladda, Shayan Jahangir, Kyle Phillip, Saideep Ganesh
San Francisco Unicorns: Aaron Finch, Marcus Stoinis, Corey Anderson, Liam Plunkett, Tajinder Singh, Chaitanya Bishnoi, Carmi Le Roux, Brody Couch, David White, Smit Patel, Sanjay Krishnamurthi
Los Angeles Knight Riders: Ali Khan, Unmukt Chand, Jaskaran Malhotra, Nitish Kumar, Corne Dry, Ali Sheikh, Saif Badar, Shadley van Schalkwyk, Bhaskar Yadram
Texas Super Kings: Rusty Theron, Calvin Savage, Lahiru Milantha, Milind Kumar, Sami Aslam, Cameron Stevenson, Cody Chetty, Zia Shahzad, Saiteja Mukkamalla
Quinton de Kock, Mitchell Marsh, Aaron Finch & Wanindu Hasaranga were some of the top marquee signings at the draft event of Major League Cricket 2023. Other notable overseas players signings include Anrich Nortje, Marcus Stoinis, Corey Anderson & Liam Plunkett who are some of the highly rated players and have been playing franchise cricket all around the globe. In the coming months as more and more franchises announce their overseas players, we will be updating this post on a consistent basis.
Major League Cricket (MLC) 2023 All Teams Coaches
In the coming weeks, all franchises will also look to finalize their coaches for this inaugural edition of Major League Cricket (MLC) as coaches are crucial members of franchise cricket who can strategize and groom young cricketers of a hosting country.
Only the Texas Super Kings franchise has so far announced their head which will be Stephen Fleming which is great news as he has been associated with the Super Kings franchise in the Indian Premier League for quite a while and now he will also take over the responsibility of being the head coach of another franchise.
|Team Name||Head Coach|
|San Francisco Unicorns||TBA|
|Los Angeles Knight Riders||TBA|
|MI New York||TBA|
|Texas Super Kings||Stephen Fleming|
Major League Cricket Team Owners
Four of the six franchises in the Major League Cricket (MLC) are owned by the Indian Premier League franchise owners as they have all become giant sports entities but one minor difference is some of the IPL franchises have purchased the rights with the partnership of local USA investors as well to make sure their investment will be profitable in the longer run.
The team owners of all Major League Cricket teams are as follows.
|Team Name||Team Owners|
|San Francisco Unicorns||Anand Rajaraman & Venky Harinarayan|
|Los Angeles Knight Riders||Knight Riders Group|
|MI New York||Indiawin Sports|
|Seattle Orcas||GMR Group & Satya Nadella|
|Texas Super Kings||Chennai Super Kings, Anurag Jain & Ross Perot Jr.|
|Washington Freedom||Sanjay Govil|
It will be very exciting days ahead of USA Cricket as this league can set the right tone to help groom cricket in the United States at a rapid pace and with IPL and Indian investors on board they will surely help a great deal to make this league a grand success. India we all know is by far the biggest cricket-playing nation and BCCI is among the richest and most influential boards.