Sony Sports To Broadcast MLC 2024 Matches In India

With the ICC T20 World Cup now coming to an end, the highly-awaited Major League Cricket ( MLC ) 2024, the domestic T20 event in the United States, starts on Saturday.

Culver Max Entertainment owns and operates Sony Sports Network. It has acquired the India TV rights for MLC 2024 Live season.

The streaming rights for the tournament will continue to be with JioCinema. The second edition of the T20 league started with reigning champions MI New York facing Seattle Orcas on.

All you need to know about Major League Cricket (MLC 2024)

The second edition of USA’s premier T20 cricket league will have six teams.

The first 15 matches of the MLC 2024 will be held at Church Street Park and Grand Prairie Stadium in Texas. The final ten games, including four knockout matches, will be played at Grand Prairie Stadium.

The Indian Premier League’s owners own four of the six MLC teams.This includes MI New York (Mumbai Indians). Texas Super Kings (Chennai Super Kings), Los Angeles Knight Riders (Kolkata Knight Riders), and Seattle Orcas (Delhi Capitals). The remaining two teams are the San Francisco Unicorns and the Washington Freedom.

MLC 2024 has in its ranks many global cricketing stars, as well. Washington Freedom is coached by the Australian great Ricky Ponting. They throw in powerful Aussie batters Glenn Maxwell and Travis Head.

MI New York, the defending champions, are led by West Indian powerhouse Kieron Pollard.

While the last year’s runners-up Seattle Orcas will turn to the South African duo of Wayne Parnell and Quinton de Kock to deliver.

Sunil Narine, the mystery spinner from the West Indies, will join the LA Knight Riders. While Texas Super Kings and San Francisco Unicorns’ lineups include the likes of South African ace Faf du Plessis and New Zealand’s Finn Allen.

In the league phase, each team will play seven games. Then the top four sides will move into the play-offs to compete in the IPL style qualifier and eliminator round. The MLC 2024 live final will happen on July 29.

Sony Sports acquires the right to host MLC 2024 Live

Culver Max Entertainment Private Limited was granted the TV rights of T20 MLC 2024 Live in India for one year by Sony Sports Network.

A big part of the present cricket traction being seen in the United States is down to MLC. It has been getting a lot of attention owing to interest from Indian cricket fans. The participation of the Mumbai Indians, Kolkata Knight Riders, and Chennai Super Kings will thrill their supporters.

Star players like Quinton de Kock, Marcus Stoinis, Nicholas Pooran may turn out in the next edition of the league.

The second season of the MLC 2024 Live will have an all-star lineup of announcers. It features the great batsman and former captain of the Indian national cricket team Sunil Gavaskar, Pakistani legendary bowler Wasim Akram, ex-New Zealand and Auckland cricketer Danny Morrison, Daren Ganga, Pommie Mbangwa, Matthew Hayden, Chris Morris, Natalie Germanos, Scott Styris, and Mike Haysmen will team up.

Its first season has been a critical success with six teams. The San Francisco Unicorns, Washington Freedom, Texas Super Kings, Seattle Orcas, Los Angeles Knight Riders, and MI New York. MI New York won the title by defeating Seattle Orcas in the final played at Grand Prairie Stadium, Texas. Nicholas Pooran was the Player of the Season for his 388 runs.

Sony Sports Network has already signed a myriad of cricketing rights that include New Zealand Cricket, England Cricket Board, Sri Lanka Cricket, and the newly acquired India Tour of Zimbabwe T20I series.

MLC 2024 Live: San Francisco Unicorns win the Campaign Opener against LA Knight Riders

San Francisco Unicorns opened their campaign with a huge six-wicket win over Los Angeles Knight Riders at the Grand Prairie Stadium in Dallas in the second season of Major League Cricket — MLC 2024 — Sunday.

The match marked the first defeat of the Knight Riders in this edition who had started their campaign with a win over Texas Super Kings in the MLC 2024 opener.

The Unicorns chased down the target with ease. They put 166 for 4 in just 15.2 overs to wrap up an easy win.

This kind of dominant performance puts the bar for the rest of the season for the San Francisco Unicorns. While the LA Knight Riders will need some regrouping and strategizing to make a comeback.

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