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 for the reason that 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 photographs 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, mentioned the 19-game season that includes six franchises “will support 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 knowledgeable cricket league.
a $1.5m wage cap to go purchasing for 18 gamers
To bolster this, MLC allowed the six franchises a $1.5m wage cap to go purchasing for 18 gamers. These 18 embrace the perfect T20 gamers on this planet, 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 shall be turning out for the San Francisco Unicorns, believes MLC might be “simply behind the Indian Premier League” in changing into one of many world’s largest T20 tournaments.