US’s T20 match Main League Cricket indicators Viacom18 as media companion in India

Upcoming skilled Twenty20 cricket league within the US, Main League Cricket (MLC) has signed media rights partnership in India with Viacom18 Media Personal Restricted’s sports activities community.

The league, operated by American Cricket Enterprises (ACE) and sanctioned by USA Cricket, can be lined on OTT platform JioCinema and broadcast tv protection on Sports18, starting July.

Knight Riders Group owns LA Knight Riders, Indiawin Sports activities owns MI New York, Anand Rajaraman, Venky Harinarayan personal San Francisco Unicorns, Chennai Tremendous Kings, Anurag Jain and Ross Perot Jr. personal Texas Tremendous Kings, Washington Freedom is owned by Sanjay Govil. Seattle Orcas is led by a consortium of householders together with The GMR Group and Satya Nadella.

The inaugural season can be performed in a round-robin format with the 4 finest performing groups competing in a playoff and last spherical on July 30. The primary match can be between Texas Tremendous Kings and the Los Angeles Knight Riders at Grand Prairie Stadium close to Dallas, TX.

The GMR Group (co-owners of the Delhi Capitals) and Microsoft chairman & CEO Satya Nadella, is a consortium managed by the GMR Group.

Viacom18 Sports activities, head of technique, partnerships and acquisitions, Hursh Shrivastava saud: “Indian viewers love T20 cricket, and we count on them to benefit from the motion from the inaugural version of the league throughout our platforms.“

Vijay Srinivasan, co-Founder, Main League Cricket mentioned: “Our six groups function T20 gamers who followers in India love to observe, and they’re the proper companion to showcase sports activities broadcasts on the earth’s largest cricket market.“

Kieron Pollard, Rashid Khan, Nicholas Pooran, Trent Boult, Dewald Brevis and Kagiso Rabada will signify MI New York. LA Knight Riders will see Sunil Narine, Andre Rusell, Jason Roy, Adam Zampa and Martin Guptill swimsuit up alongside former India U19 captain Unmukt Chand. A core of Chennai Tremendous Kings stars will kind the Texas Tremendous Kings abroad group, captained by Faf Du Plessis alongside Ambati Rayudu, Devon Conway, Dwayne Bravo and Mitchell Santner.

The Seattle Orcas drafted former India U19 left-arm spinner Harmeet Singh as the primary decide within the first-ever Home Draft for Main League Cricket. Becoming a member of Singh on the Orcas are two high worldwide T20 exponents in Quinton De Kock and Mitchell Marsh. Sri Lankan spin wizard Wanindu Hasaranga, Proteas quick bowlers Anrich Nortje and Marco Jansen and hard-hitting Kiwi batsman Glenn Phillips can be joined by former India U19 bowler Saurabh Netravalkar as a part of the Washington Freedom.

Marcus Stoinis will herald robust worldwide and franchise cricket expertise alongside fellow Australian Aaron Finch, who will lead the San Francisco Unicorns. Within the draft, the Unicorns picked former New Zealand worldwide Corey Anderson within the first spherical, adopted up by England’s World Cup winner Liam Plunkett within the second. Pakistan duo Shadab Khan and Haris Rauf had been just lately introduced as their last signings with Shane Watson as their head coach.

Viacom18 additionally has or plans to showcase different sporting occasions just like the Indian Premier League, SA20, India’s Tour of West Indies 2023, the Paris Olympics 2024, Final Desk Tennis, the World Padel League, the International Chess League, FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, the NBA, Diamond League, La Liga, Serie A, Ligue 1, and BWF occasions.

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Up to date: 07 Jul 2023, 03:18 PM IST