Major League Cricket, which is already creating enough excitement all around, held its first-ever player’s selection on March 19 at Space Center Houston in NASA’s Johnson Space Center. Major Cricket League or MLC has 6 teams – Los Angeles Knight Riders, Seattle Orcas, MI New York, Team Texas, Washington Freedom and San Francisco Unicorns.
The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) were among the first entities to stake a claim in the MLC franchise and successfully claimed ownership for the Los Angeles-based team. The Mumbai Indians (MI), who have already assembled franchises in the Women’s Premier League (WPL), SA20 and ILT20, also won ownership for the New York-based franchise.
Harmeet Singh was the overall first pick made by the Seattle Orcas. Former US captain Steven Taylor was the first pick made by the MI New York franchise.
Los Angeles Knight Riders picks are: Ali Khan, Unmukt Chand, Jaskaran Malhotra, Nitish Kumar, Corne Dry, Ali Sheikh, Saaif Badar, Shadley Van Schalhywh, Bhaskar Yadram
For Seattle Orcas, the players are: Quinton De Kock, Harmeet Singh, Shehan Jayasuriya, Shubham Ranjani, Cameron Gannon, Aoron Jones, Nauman Anwar, Phani Simhadri, Angelo Perera, Matthew Tromp.
MI New York picked Steven Taylor, Hammad Azam, Ehsan Adil, Nosthush Henjige, Monank Patel, Sarbjeet Ladda, Shayan Jahangir, Usman Rafiq, Saideep Ganesh.
Team Texas has Rusty Theron, Calvin Savagem Lahru Milantaha, Milind Kumar, Sami Aslam, Cameron Stevenson, Cody Chetty, Zia Shehzad, Saiteja Mukamalla
San Francisco Unicorns have Aaron Finch, Marcus Stoinis, Corey Anderson, Liam Plunkett, Tajinder Singh, Chaitanya Bishnoi, Carmi Le Roux, Brody Couch, David White, Smit Patel, Sanjay Krishnamurthy.