USA Major League Cricket: IPL teams ready to expand to America, after Shahrukh Khan’s KKR more teams exploring buying teams in the league: Check OUT

USA Major League Cricket: The Indian Premier League (IPL) teams are ready to expand their empire to the American continent. The franchises…

USA Major League Cricket: IPL teams ready to expand to America, after Shahrukh Khan’s KKR more teams exploring buying teams in the league: Check OUT

USA Major League Cricket: The Indian Premier League (IPL) teams are ready to expand their empire to the American continent. The franchises from the sub-continent are reportedly eager to buy teams in USA Major League Cricket (MLC) which will get underway next year. Notably, Shahrukh Khan’s Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) had already invested heavily in MLC and more Indian groups can join them soon. Major League Cricket will be a transformative competition that will bring many of the world’s top cricketers to the United States for the first time. Follow LIVE updates about Major League Cricket 2023 (MLC 2023) on InsideSport.IN

USA Major League Cricket: IPL teams ready to expand to America, after Shahrukh Khan’s KKR more teams exploring buying teams in the league: Check OUT

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USA Major League Cricket: IPL teams ready to expand to America, after Shahrukh Khan’s KKR more teams exploring buying teams in the league: Check OUT

MLC’s historic opening match will take place on July 13, 2023, at the newly-constructed Major League Cricket venue, Grand Prairie Stadium, in Grand Prairie, TX. The 2023 season will feature 19 matches to be played over 18 days, building up to the first-ever MLC championship final to take place on July 30, 2023.

Six teams from major metropolitan areas – representing Dallas, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Seattle and New York City – will each boast multiple global stars on their rosters alongside the best talent based in the United States, playing the explosive Twenty20 (T20) format of the game.

The ownership structure of these franchises is yet to be finalized but it is learnt that there is significant interest from several IPL franchises to acquire the rights of these franchises, as per Cricbuzz. The franchise owners’ announcement is expected in early 2023 followed by the players draft in March.

Grand Prairie Stadium, the former home of the Texas AirHogs, is being converted to a cricket-specific facility at a cost of $20 million with an addition of seats around the oval increasing permanent capacity to 7,200.

The venue will feature 1,000 club and premium seats, with the ability to expand to a capacity of over 15,000 for major events. It is expected to host matches at the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in 2024, set to be co-hosted by the United States and the West Indies.

Shahrukh Khan’s KKR and USA Major League Cricket (MLC)

The Knight Riders Group (KRG), is a founding investor in MLC and is working closely with MLC on various aspects related to the launch of the league. KRG, owners of the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL), bring significant experience from one of the most successful brands in global T20 cricket to MLC.

In April this year, Major League Cricket (MLC) in partnership with the Knight Riders Group and the City of Irvine, announced the approval of an exclusive negotiating agreement (ENA) to move forward with lease negotiations and design approvals to build a world class cricket venue on a 15-acre parcel at Great Park. The development would see a multi-million dollar investment and the internationally renowned architects HKS will design an iconic home for the sport in the Greater Los Angeles metropolitan area.

USA Major League Cricket: IPL teams ready to expand to America, after Shahrukh Khan’s KKR more teams exploring buying teams in the league: Check OUT

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