United States of America Cricket announces franchise-based T20 competition


USA Cricket, in conjunction with American Cricket Enterprises (ACE), has announced the respectable release of the Minor League T20 franchise match.

The match, slated to be played later this summer, consists of teams based totally in foremost metropolitan regions from New York to Los Angeles and could be a precursor to a full-scale “Major League” T20 franchise match scheduled in 2021.

The match is slated to take place over the span of nine weeks starting from the July 4 with the games basically taking area at the weekends.

San Francisco, Chicago, Boston, Seattle, Houston, Dallas, Atlanta and Washington, D.C. Are any of the 22 places touted for the event?

“One of the motives that ACE became decided on to companion with USA Cricket to broaden a professional T20 League was that it validated information of the significance of addressing various fundamental troubles within the domestic game inside the U.S. said USA Cricket chief govt Iain Higgins as in keeping with a press launch on Thursday.

“We welcome the giant investment and endeavour that has been put into the improvement of this thrilling new national competition as a building block closer to the advent of a fully expert T20 league inside the future.

“Whilst there are operational details still to be laboured out, we are pleased to see the amount of progress already made. We look ahead to Minor League Cricket handing over an ordinary food regimen of aggressive home cricket and new playing opportunities for home cricketers up and down us of an in 2020, as the bold plans for Major League Cricket stay developed in parallel,” he added.

The initial version of the league will see a complete of 170 video games performed.