Minor League Cricket (MiLC) announced today that more than 100 matches in its inaugural championship season in 2021 will be available free to fans via enhanced streams to be broadcast on the Willow.TV platform. The streams can be accessed via the Willow.TV web or mobile app and on the Willow TV YouTube channel. The Toyota Minor League Cricket Championship presented by SLING TV is set to begin play on Saturday, July 31.
The enhanced live streams at eight venues will feature multi-camera coverage and live announcers for multiple matches across the 10 weekends of championship play. Match centers will feature live scoring updates on all games available via the MiLC website (www.minorleague.cricket) powered by CricClubs, the Official Scoring Technology Partner of the Toyota Minor League Cricket Championship. Select additional streams will also be available via the MiLC YouTube channel.
The Toyota Minor League Cricket Championship will feature nationwide competition in the Twenty20 format loved by cricket fans around the world, culminating in a finals weekend on Oct. 2-3. The most extensive competition to ever take place in American cricket will see 27 teams playing in more than 200 games across 21 cities nationwide.
“We’re delighted to be able to showcase the inaugural Toyota Minor League Cricket season with more than 100 enhanced stream broadcasts, thanks to a significant investment in venue streaming infrastructure allowing fans across the nation to tune in to thrilling T20 cricket action,” said Vijay Srinivasan, co-founder, Major League Cricket. “In addition, our partnership with CricClubs will allow fans of every team to keep up with the latest scores wherever they are.”
“We are thrilled to partner with Minor League Cricket in bringing live scores, stats and match insights to MiLC’s digital assets and video live streams,” said Ganesh Nallapareddy, CEO, CricClubs. “Over the last few years, CricClubs has worked tirelessly in digitizing grassroots cricket in the United States through our world class technology solutions. We are honored to work alongside Minor League Cricket in helping grow cricket and its national audience further.”
“Minor League Cricket is an exciting first for the American cricket community,” said Nic Benson, Chief Business Officer, Willow TV. “We’re thrilled to partner with MiLC and to deliver the tournament to cricket fans across the country.”
The full slate of matches for opening weekend of the Toyota Minor League Cricket Championship is as follows, with enhanced streams available for games marked with an asterix* and are in bold italics below.
|Saturday July 31||10:00 AM||Florida Beamers||DC Hawks||Maq Cricket Stadium,
Delray Beach, FL*
|Saturday July 31||10:00 AM||Ft. Lauderdale Lions||Empire State Titans||Broward County Stadium,
|Saturday July 31||10:00 AM||Morrisville Cardinals||The Philadelphians||Atlanta Cricket Fields, Cumming, GA*|
|Saturday July 31||10:00 AM||Chicago Blasters||St. Louis Americans||BPL Cricket Stadium, Bolingbrook, IL*|
|Saturday July 31||10:00 AM||Chicago Catchers||Michigan Cricket Stars||Lyon Oaks Cricket Ground, Wixom, MI|
|Saturday July 31||10:00 AM||Austin Athletics||Houston Hurricane||Moosa Stadium, Pearland, TX*|
|Saturday July 31||10:00 AM||Bay Blazers||Seattle Thunderbolts||Morgan Hill OSC, Morgan Hill, CA*|
|Saturday July 31||2:00 PM||Atlanta Fire||New Jersey Somerset Cavaliers||Atlanta Cricket Fields, Cumming, GA*|
|Saturday July 31||2:00 PM||Morrisville Cardinals||New Jersey Stallions||Atlanta Cricket Fields, Cumming, GA|
|Saturday July 31||2:00 PM||Orlando Galaxy||Manhattan Yorkers||Broward County Stadium,
|Saturday July 31||2:00 PM||DC Hawks||New England Eagles||Maq Cricket Stadium,
Delray Beach, FL*
|Saturday July 31||2:00 PM||St. Louis Americans||Chicago Blasters||BPL Cricket Stadium, Bolingbrook, IL*|
|Saturday July 31||2:00 PM||Michigan Cricket Stars||Chicago Catchers||Lyon Oaks Cricket Ground, Wixom, MI|
|Saturday July 31||2:00 PM||Austin Athletics||Irving Mustangs||Moosa Stadium, Pearland, TX*|
|Saturday July 31||2:00 PM||Seattle Thunderbolts||Golden State Grizzlies||Morgan Hill OSC, Morgan Hill, CA*|
|Sunday August 1||10:00 AM||The Philadelphians||Atlanta Fire||Atlanta Cricket Fields, Cumming, GA*|
|Sunday August 1||10:00 AM||New Jersey Stallions||Atlanta Param Veers||Dalton Cricket Field, Dalton, GA|
|Sunday August 1||10:00 AM||Florida Beamers||Manhattan Yorkers||Maq Cricket Stadium,
Delray Beach, FL*
|Sunday August 1||10:00 AM||New England Eagles||Ft. Lauderdale Lions||Broward County Stadium,
|Sunday August 1||10:00 AM||Silicon Valley Strikers||Seattle Thunderbolts||Morgan Hill OSC, Morgan Hill, CA*|
|Sunday August 1||10:00 AM||San Diego Surf Riders||Hollywood Master Blasters||Canyonside Park, San Diego, CA|
|Sunday August 1||2:00 PM||New Jersey Somerset Cavaliers||Atlanta Param Veers||Dalton Cricket Field, Dalton, GA|
|Sunday August 1||2:00 PM||Orlando Galaxy||Empire State Titans||Broward County Stadium,
|Sunday August 1||2:00 PM||San Diego Surf Riders||Socal Lashings||Canyonside Park, San Diego, CA|
Minor League Cricket is the only nationwide tournament involving the strongest male players playing against each other at the best available facilities and forms a critical part of the evolving USA Cricket domestic cricket structure and pathway. The primary aim of the tournament is to give a platform and opportunity for the best cricketers in America to showcase their abilities at a national level and build cricket in communities across the country.
**The schedule of enhanced live streams will be available prior to each weekend’s matches at www.minorleague.cricket**