Minor League Cricket

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Minor League Cricket
Minor League Cricket Logo.png
SportCricket
Inaugural season2021
No. of teams24 in four divisions
Country United States
Official websitemajorleaguecricket.com/minorleaguecricket

Minor League Cricket is a developmental league for Major League Cricket that plans to begin play in May 2021[source?] (delayed from 2020 due to COVID-19).[1] It will consist of 24 franchise-based teams in four regional conferences.[2] Additionally, the league had began its regional draft process in late-August 2020. [3]

Teams[change | change source]

Unlike Major League Cricket, Minor League Cricket will use privately-owned franchises.[4] ACE announced the 24 teams and their owners on August 15, 2020. [5]

Division Club City Owners
Eastern New England Eagles Boston Ravi Rao
Jack Patel
Nitin Mewada
Pawan Daruri
Ravi Uppalapati
New Jersey Somerset Cavaliers Cricket Club Somerset Aslam Khan
Muhammad Nisar Ahmed
New Jersey Stallions Jersey City Venu Palaparthi
Ravikumar Suri
Empire State Titans New York City Empire State Cricket
The Philadelphians Philadelphia William Precious
Murali Kailashnath
Santhosh Kandasamy
Mayurnath Sankar Rao
Sathya Narayana C.V
Jaisri Murahari
DC Hawks Washington DC Rajit Passey
Western Silicon Valley Strikers Bay Peninsula bInfinite
Bay Blazers East Bay Premkumar Suri and Partners
Hollywood Master Blasters Los Angeles Janak Patel
SoCal Lashings Cricket Los Angeles Abhimanyu Rajp
Deepak Gosain
Golden State Grizzlies Sacramento ACE
San Diego Surf Riders San Diego Rajinder Ghai
Gangaram Singh
Sanjit Menezes
Jimmy Anklesaria
Ram Madabushi
Central Austin Athletics Austin Manish Patel and Partners
Chicago Blasters Chicago Iftekhar Shareef
Khurram Syed
American Cricket Academy and Club
Chicago Catchers Chicago Cricket Management Group, LLC
Irving Mustangs Dallas Lovkesh Kalia
Houston Hurricanes Houston Tanweer Ahmed
Michigan Cricket Stars Michigan Nabeel Ahmed
Michigan Cricket Stars, LLC
Southern Atlanta Fire Atlanta Mohammed Hasan Tarek
Atlanta Param Veers Atlanta Jayesh Patel
Fort Lauderdale Lions Fort Lauderdale Krishna Persaud
Florida Beamers Miami Cricket Management Group, LLC
Morrisville Cardinals Morrisville Praveen Chakraraj and Partners
Orlando Galaxy Orlando Rahul Joshi
Kunal Patel
Ravi Panchal
Mangesh Chaudhari

Exhibition Series[change | change source]

The league held a series franchise exhibition games from the dates of September 12th to October 12th, 2020 in which 14 of the 24 MLC teams would play.[6]

Eastern Conference[change | change source]

Pos Team Pld W L T NR Pts NRR
1 Cavaliers CC 6 5 1 0 0 10 2.034
2 DC Hawks 2 2 0 0 0 4 1.139
3 NJ Stallions 4 2 2 0 0 4 −0.718
4 Empire State Titans 6 2 4 0 0 4 −0.842
5 Philadelphians 3 1 2 0 0 2 −0.839
6 New England Eagles 5 1 4 0 0 2 −1.037
Source: Minor League Cricket - Exhibition 2020
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Wins; 3) Net run rate; 4) Results of games between tied teams; 5) Pre-tournament seeding
Conference matches
12 September 2020
10:00 AM (EST)
Scorecard
Empire State Titans
184/5 (20.0 overs)
v
NJ Stallions
142/8 (20.0 overs)
Gajanand Singh 44 (30)
Oraine Williams 2/26 (4.0)
Dominique Rikhi 76 (54)
Damion Jacobs 4/25 (4.0 overs)
Empire State Titans won by 42 runs
Idlewild Park Cricket Ground, Queens, New York
Umpires: TBA
Player of the match: Damion Jacobs (EmpST)
  • Empire State Titans won the toss and elected to bat.

12 September 2020
2:30 PM (EST)
Scorecard
Empire State Titans
179/8 (20 overs)
v
New England Eagles
154/4 (20 overs)
Waseem Shahzedh 66 (30)
Assad Fudadin 3/17 (4 overs)
Assad Fudadin 55 (46)
Damion Jacobs 2/28 (4 overs)
Empire State Titans won by 25 runs
Idlewild Park Cricket Ground, Queens, New York
Umpires: TBA
Player of the match: Assad Shahzedh (EmpST)
  • Empire State Titans won the toss and elected to bat.
13 September 2020
10:00 AM (EST)
Scorecard
DC Hawks
182/6 (20 overs)
v
The Philadelphians
152/8 (20 overs)
Adil Bhatti 63 (37)
Manoj Archarya 3/21 (3 overs)
Muhammad Shah 37 (15)
Gourav Bajaj 2/7 (2 overs)
DC Hawks won by 30 runs.
Evansburg Cricket Ground, Pennsylvania
Umpires: TBA
  • DC Hawks won the toss and elected to bat.
13 September 2020
2:00 PM (EST)
Scorecard
Cavaliers CC
208/6 (20 overs)
v
New England Eagles
151/5 (20 overs)
Kennar Lewis 49 (25)
Bruce Blackwood 3/21 (4 overs)
Oniell Powell 34 (29)
Muhammad Ghous 2/16 (3 overs)
Cavaliers CC won by 57 runs.
Keney Park Cricket Field, Hartford, Connecticut
Umpires: TBA
Player of the match: Kennar Lewis (NJSC)
  • Cavaliers CC won the toss and elected to bat.
13 September 2020
2:30 PM (EST)
Scorecard
Empire State Titans
191/7 (20 overs)
v
DC Hawks
192/5 (18.3 overs)
Trevon Griffith 60 (40)
Navin Stewart 4/41 (4 overs)
Navin Stewart 61 (20)
Trevon Griffith 2/21 (3 overs)
DC Hawks won by 5 wickets.
Evansburg Cricket Ground, Pennsylvania
Umpires: TBA
Player of the match: Navin Stewart (DCH)
  • Empire State Titans won the toss and elected to bat.
19 September 2020
2:00 PM (EST)
Scorecard
NJ Stallions
149/3 (20 overs)
v
Cavaliers CC
104/10 (19.2 overs)
Dominique Rikhi 71* (62)
Jasdeep Singh 1/23 (4 overs)
Aaron Jones 27 (26)
Gavon Brown 4/9 (3.2 overs)
NJ Stallions won by 45 runs.
Howe Athletic Complex, Somerset, New Jersey
Umpires: TBA
Player of the match: Gavon Brown (NJS)
  • Cavaliers CC won the toss and elected to field.
20 September 2020
2:00 PM (EST)
Scorecard
NJ Stallions
169/5 (20 overs)
v
New England Eagles
143/6 (20 overs)
Dominique Rikhi 56 (38)
Alexandrino Kirton 3/30 (4 overs)
Bruce Blackwood 42 (31)
Oraine Williams 2/25 (4 overs)
NJ Stallions won by 26 runs.
Howe Athletic Complex, Somerset, New Jersey
Umpires: TBA
Player of the match: TBA
  • NJ Stallions won the toss and elected to bat first.
26 September 2020
11:00 AM (EST)
Scorecard
Cavaliers CC
166/7 (20 overs)
v
NJ Stallions
72/10 (14.2 overs)
Syed Abdullah 55 (31)
Gavon Brown 2/26 (4 overs)
Hiren Patel 33 (28)
Jasdeep Singh 5/11 (4 overs)
Cavaliers CC won by 94 runs.
Howe Athletic Complex, Somerset, New Jersey
Umpires: TBA
Player of the match: Jasdeep Singh (NJSC)
  • Cavaliers CC won the toss and elected to bat first.
26 September 2020
2:00 PM (EST)
Scorecard
NJ Stallions
162/9 (20 overs)
v
New England Eagles
166/7 (20 overs)
Jaladh Dua 71 (52)
Bruce Blackwood 4/30 (4 overs)
Assad Fudadin 80 (51)
Amanpreet Singh 2/28 (4 overs)
New England Eagles won by 3 wickets.
Keney Park Cricket Field, Hartford, Connecticut
Umpires: TBA
Player of the match: Assad Fudadin (NEE)
  • New England Eagles won toss and elected to field first.
3 October 2020
10:00 AM (EST)
Scorecard
Cavaliers CC
200/6 (19.5 overs)
v
Empire State Titans
172/8 (19.5 overs)
Aaron Jones 99 (55)
Reynard Leveridge 3/21 (4 overs)
Jaladh Dua 50 (40)
Noman Iftikhar 3/34 (3.5 overs)
Cavaliers CC won by 28 runs (DLS method).
Idlewild Park Cricket Ground, Queens, New York
Umpires: TBA
Player of the match: Aaron Jones (NJSC)
  • Cavaliers CC won the toss and elected to bat first.
3 October 2020
2:30 PM (EST)
Scorecard
Cavaliers CC
272/4 (20 overs)
v
Empire State Titans
153/7 (20 overs)
Aaron Jones 105 (48)
Reynard Leveridge 2/42 (4 overs)
Jaladh Dua 66 (59)
Yasir Mohammad 2/31 (4 overs)
Cavaliers CC won by 119 runs.
Idlewild Park Cricket Ground, Queens, New York
Umpires: TBA
Player of the match: Aaron Jones (NJSC)
  • Empire State Titans won the toss and elected to field first.
4 October 2020
10:00 AM (EST)
Scorecard
Cavaliers CC
132/9 (16 overs)
v
Philadelphians
114/7 (16 overs)
Chanderpaul Hemraj 67 (28)
Gaurav Rana 2/10 (2 overs)
Kunal Baride 43 (24)
Chanderpaul Hemraj 1/17 (3 overs)
Cavaliers CC won by 18 runs (DLS method).
Howe Athletic Sports Complex, Somerset, New Jersey
Umpires: TBA
Player of the match: Chanderpaul Hemraj (NJSC)
  • The Philadelphians won the toss and elected to field first.
4 October 2020
2:30 PM (EST)
Scorecard
Philadelphians
139/7 (20 overs)
v
New England Eagles
138/6 (20 overs)
Kashif Ali 41 (35)
Raghunandan Sridhar 2/10 (4 overs)
Oniell Powell 50 (58)
Manoj Archarya 2/26 (4 overs)
The Philadelphians won by 1 run.
Howe Athletic Sports Complex, Somerset, New Jersey
Umpires: TBA
Player of the match: Karima Gore (PHIL)
  • The Philadelphians won the toss and elected to bat first.

Western Conference[change | change source]

Pos Team Pld W L T NR Pts NRR
1 Silicon Valley Strikers 8 6 2 0 0 12 0.253
2 East Bay Blazers 8 5 3 0 0 10 0.261
3 Golden State Grizzlies 8 1 7 0 0 2 −0.599
Source: Minor League Cricket - Exhibition 2020
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Wins; 3) Net run rate; 4) Results of games between tied teams; 5) Pre-tournament seeding

Central Conference[change | change source]

Mid-West Region[change | change source]

Texas Region[change | change source]

South Conference[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Minor League Cricket postponed to 2021, exhibition matches may still run in 2020". Retrieved 26 February 2021.
  2. "Player registration portal opened for inaugural Minor League Cricket". Cricbuzz. Retrieved 2020-10-17.
  3. "Minor League Cricket Draft Announcement and Latest Update on Plans for 2020". USA Cricket. 2020-08-06. Retrieved 2020-10-17.
  4. "49ers helping USA Cricket to push niche sport into the mainstream". SportBusiness. 2020-11-11. Retrieved 2020-12-01.
  5. "Minor League Cricket Announces Franchise Owners and Draft Update". USA Cricket. 2020-08-15. Retrieved 2020-10-17.
  6. "Minor League Cricket 2020 Exhibition Series starts tomorrow". Retrieved 18 February 2021.