Major League Cricket (MLC) is a proposed professional cricket league in the United States.
People played cricket in the United States since the 18th century. However, it has never gained mainstream popularity. In recent years, however, there has been a growing interest in cricket in the United States. Meanwhile, more and more people playing the game and attending matches.
In 2019, the United States of America Cricket Association (USACA) announced plans to launch a professional T20 league in the United States. However, the plans fell through due to financial and administrative issues. In 2021, Major League Cricket was announced as a replacement for the failed USACA league.
The proposed format of Major League Cricket would involve six teams representing different cities in the United States. The teams would play a total of 24 matches over a period of six weeks. Meanwhile, each team played four matches against each other. The top four teams would then advance to the knockout stage of the tournament. The knockout stage would consist of two semi-finals and a final, with the winner being crowned the MLC champion.
Major League Cricket is expected to generate significant revenues for the sport in the United States. The league would attract major broadcasting deals and sponsorships, as well as significant ticket sales. The success of T20 leagues around the world has shown that cricket has the potential to become a major source of revenue in the United States.
As of now, there are no established rivalries in Major League Cricket. However, the league has the potential to create new rivalries, with players representing different cities in the United States. The league would also provide a platform for players to showcase their skills on the global stage. Meanwhile, this could lead to the development of new rivalries in the future.
Major League Cricket has the potential to revolutionize cricket in the United States, attracting new fans and players to the sport. The league would provide a platform for players to showcase their skills and create new rivalries. However, as of now, no concrete plans have been announced for the launch of the league, and it remains to be seen whether the league will come to fruition. Nevertheless, the potential of the tournament has generated a lot of excitement in the cricketing world, and it could be a significant step forward for cricket in the United States.