The Texas Tremendous Kings beat the Los Angeles Knight Riders within the opening recreation of the brand new “powered by Betway” Main League Cricket T20 event. [Image: Shutterstock.com]
Skilled cricket is again within the US for the primary time because the mid-1800s. On Thursday, the Texas Tremendous Kings beat the Los Angeles Knight Riders by 69 runs within the opening recreation of the “powered by Betway” Main League Cricket T20 event on the Grand Prairie Stadium in Dallas.
The US’s latest main league shared pictures from the primary T20 cricket recreation of its inaugural season on Thursday night time by way of Twitter:
CEO of London-based iGaming agency Betway, Anthony Werkman, stated the 19-game season that includes six franchises “will help the expansion of the game within the US and past.”
Rich Indian entrepreneurs and celebrities — together with Microsoft boss Satya Nardella and Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan — have injected AU$174m ($119m) into MLC within the formidable hope of building an expert cricket league.
a $1.5m wage cap to go searching for 18 gamers
To bolster this, MLC allowed the six franchises a $1.5m wage cap to go searching for 18 gamers. These 18 embody one of the best T20 gamers on the earth, together with Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan, South Africa quick bowler Kagiso Rabada, West Indian Dwayne Bravo, Australian Marcus Stoinis, England’s Jason Roy, and New Zealand’s Trent Boult.
Former England quick bowler Liam Plunkett, who can be turning out for the San Francisco Unicorns, believes MLC may very well be “simply behind the Indian Premier League” in changing into one of many world’s largest T20 tournaments.