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The inaugural edition of the Major League Cricket (MLC) will start on Friday, July 14 (as per Indian Standard Time) in the United States of America (USA).

Operated by American Cricket Enterprises (ACE) and sanctioned by USA Cricket, the MLC 2023 will witness six teams competing for the title. 

Texas Super Kings, Los Angeles Knight Riders, MI New York, San Francisco Unicorns, Seattle Orcas, and Washington Freedom are the six franchises that will feature in the T20 League. Four of the six franchises have Indian T20 League team owners.

As per the schedule released by the organisers, a total of 19 matches will be played, including the playoffs.

Each team will play the other side in a round-robin format. The top four teams will qualify for the MLC 2023 playoffs. The inaugural MLC playoffs comprise Eliminator, Qualifier, Challenger and the Final.

All 19 matches are scheduled to be played at the Grand Prairie Stadium in Texas and North Carolina’s Church Street Park. 

The MLC 2023 final will be held at the Grand Prairie Stadium on Monday, July 30 (as per IST).

Quinton de Kock, Liam Plunkett, David Miller, Andre Russell, Kieron Pollard and Faf du Plessis are some of the star cricketers that will feature in the debut season of Major League Cricket.

Where to watch Major League Cricket 2023 live in India?

The MLC 2023 matches will be telecast LIVE on Sports 18 1SD and Sports 18 1HD TV channels in India.

LIVE streaming of MLC 2023 matches will be available on the JioCinema app and website. 

Major League Cricket 2023 schedule and live India match times

All timings are in India Standard Time (IST)

Friday, July 14

Texas Super Kings vs Los Angeles Knight Riders - 6:00 AM IST

Saturday, July 15

MI New York vs San Francisco Unicorns - 2:00 AM IST

Seattle Orcas vs Washington Freedom - 6:00 AM IST

Sunday, July 16

San Francisco Unicorns vs Seattle Orcas - 6:00 AM IST

Monday, July 17

Texas Super Kings vs Washington Freedom - 2:00 AM IST

Los Angeles Knight Riders vs MI New York - 6:00 AM IST

Tuesday, July 18

Texas Super Kings vs MI New York - 6:00 AM IST

Wednesday, July 19

Los Angeles Knight Riders vs San Francisco Unicorns - 6:00 AM IST

Friday, July 21

Washington Freedom vs Los Angeles Knight Riders - 3:00 AM IST

Saturday, July 22

Seattle Orcas vs Texas Super Kings - 3:00 AM IST

Sunday, July 23

Washington Freedom vs San Francisco Unicorns - 3:00 AM IST

Los Angeles Knight Riders vs Seattle Orcas - 11:00 PM IST

Monday, July 24

MI New York vs Washington Freedom - 3:00 AM IST

Tuesday, July 25

San Francisco Unicorns vs Texas Super Kings - 3:00 AM IST

Wednesday, July 26

MI New York vs Seattle Orcas - 3:00 AM IST

Friday, July 28

Eliminator - 2:00 AM IST

Qualifier - 6:00 AM IST

Saturday, July 29

Challenger - 6:00 AM IST

Monday, July 30

MLC 2023 final - 6:00 AM IST

Major League Cricket 2023 teams and players

Texas Super Kings: Faf du Plessis (captain), Sami Aslam, Dwayne Bravo, Cody Chetty, Gerald Coetzee, Devon Conway, Faf Du Plessis, Milind Kumar, Lahiru Milantha, David Miller, Mohammad Mohsin, Saiteja Mukkamalla, Daniel Sams, Mitchell Santner, Calvin Savage, Zia Shahzad, Cameron Stevenson, Rusty Theron

Los Angeles Knight Riders: Sunil Narine (captain),Saif Badar, Unmukt Chand, Corne Dry, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Spencer Johnson, Ali Khan, Nitish Kumar, Jaskaran Malhotra, Sunil Narine, Rilee Rossouw, Jason Roy, Andre Russell, Ali Sheikh, Gajanand Singh, Shadley Van Schalkwyk, Bhaskar Yadram, Adam Zampa

MI New York: Kieron Pollard (captain), Ehsan Adil, Hammad Azam, Jason Behrendorff, Trent Boult, Dewald Brevis, Tim David, Saideep Ganesh, Shayan Jahangir, Nosthush Kenjige, Rashid Khan, Sarbjeet Ladda, Monank Patel, Kieron Pollard, Nicholas Pooran, Kagiso Rabada, Jessy Singh, Steven Taylor, David Wiese

San Francisco Unicorns: Aaron Finch (captain), Qais Ahmad, Finn Allen, Corey Anderson, Amila Aponso, Chaitanya Bishnoi, Brody Couch, Aaron Finch, Mackenzie Harvey, Shadab Khan, Sanjay Krishnamurthi, Carmi Le Roux, Lungi Ngidi, Smit Patel, Liam Plunkett, Haris Rauf, Tajinder Singh, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade, David White

Seattle Orcas: Wayne Parnell (captain), Nauman Anwar, Quinton De Kock, Cameron Gannon, Shehan Jayasuriya, Aaron Jones, Heinrich Klaasen, Wayne Parnell, Nisarg Patel, Angelo Perera, Shubham Ranjane, Dasun Shanaka, Phani Simhadri, Harmeet Singh, Matthew Tromp, Andrew Tye

Washington Freedom: Moises Henriques (captain), Mukhtar Ahmed, Saad Ali, Akhilesh Bodugum, Justin Dill, Ben Dwarshuis, Andries Gous, Sujith Gowda, Moises Henriques, Marco Jansen, Adam Milne, Saurabh Netravalkar, Anrich Nortje, Josh Philippe, Glenn Phillips, Dane Piedt, Obus Pienaar, Usman Rafiq

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