India-West Staff Reporter
DALLAS, TX – Major League Cricket (MLC) has announced that select matches in its historic inaugural season will be broadcast live on CBS Sports Network. The deal brings America’s new professional cricket league, which features many of the world’s best players competing in the United States for the first time, to one of the nation’s leading sports networks.
Programming on CBS Sports Network begins on July 17, when the Texas Super Kings take on MI New York live from 6:30 pm to 12:00 am ET. Coverage continues on Friday, July 21, live from 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm ET with the Seattle Orcas and Texas Super Kings. The San Francisco Unicorns will take on the Texas Super Kings on Monday, July 24 with live coverage from 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm ET.
The broadcasts, broadcast live on CBS Sports Network, will feature a 30-camera setup for games at Grand Prairie Stadium in North Texas and Church Street Park in North Carolina.
An all-star lineup of announcers includes cricket icon Sunil Gavaskar of India, former South Africa captain Graeme Smith, former New Zealand international Danny Morrison and former Zimbabwe international Mpumelelo Mbangwa. Experienced broadcasters Natalie Germanos (South Africa) and Alan Wilkins (Wales) along with rising star Nikhil Uttamchandani (Barbados) complete the commentary team.
Six teams compete in MLC’s inaugural season that began on July 13: Los Angeles Knight Riders, MI New York, San Francisco Unicorns, Seattle Orcas, Texas Super Kings, and Washington Freedom.
Superstar players set to take part in MLC include Afghanistan T20 captain Rashid Khan, Pakistan’s Shadab Khan and Haris Rauf, South African internationals Faf du Plessis and David Miller, West Indians Sunil Narine, Kieron Pollard and Andre Russell, Australians Marcus Stoinis and Aaron Finch, Jason Roy from England and Trent Boult from New Zealand.
Vijay Srinivasan, Co-Founder of Major League Cricket, said: “Billions of fans around the world love the game and we are delighted to bring adrenaline-pumping matches to take place this July in front of sold-out crowds in Texas and Carolina. from the North to the whole world. audience reached by CBS Sports Network.”