- Player Registration Portal for Minor League Cricket open until May 31st
- More than 1,000 players already registered, demonstrating strong interest
- All American-based domestic cricketers must register online to have a chance to be drafted into one of the Minor League Cricket Squads.
Major League Cricket (MLC) is delighted to announce the details of the official Player Registration Portal for the inaugural season of Minor League Cricket (MiLC) that will take place in 2021.
All local cricketers now have the opportunity to register to put their name forward for selection in the historic first-ever full season of Minor League Cricket, which will be played across the United States in 2021. The Player Registration Portal is now fully open making it possible for players to register from all across the United States for their chance to be selected into a squad for MiLC 2021.
With registration already having informally opened over the course of the last week, there are already more than 1,000 players that have registered to show their interest in playing Minor League Cricket. All players must be residents of the United States and be aged 16 years or older. Players who meet the criteria and successfully register will be eligible to be selected at one of a number of regional Minor League Cricket drafts that will be held in June 2021.
For players to register, they must click here on the Minor League Cricket website – https://my.majorleaguecricket.com/signup and sign up by the final deadline of Monday May 31st at 5.00pm PST.
Justin Geale, Tournament Director of Minor League Cricket commented, “We were really pleased to be able to get some cricket in last year in spite of all the challenges with the global pandemic, but we are all now just hugely excited at getting the first full season of Minor League Cricket going in 2021. The primary aim with Minor League Cricket is to give a platform and opportunity for the best cricketers in America to showcase their abilities at a national level. Minor League Cricket would like to request that all players register ASAP to have a chance of getting involved in this historic first season. The Player Registration Portal is now fully open so please ensure to sign up now.
We will have more details about the first full season of the tournament over the coming weeks and we will provide regular updates with our partners at USA Cricket building up to the inaugural season with more details on the Minor League Cricket Draft, the schedule, teams, grounds and much more. We are thankful to all of our owners and the players, officials and volunteers who are joining us on this journey for the inaugural season of Minor League Cricket in 2021.”
“USA Cricket would like to thank everyone involved with MLC who have worked extremely hard to make great progress in establishing Minor League Cricket ahead of its inaugural season this summer” said USA Cricket Chief Executive Iain Higgins. “It is a hugely exciting project and one we are dedicated to providing our full support to. Minor League Cricket represents the only nationwide tournament involving the best male players playing against each other on the best available facilities and therefore forms a critical part of our evolving domestic cricket structure and pathway. We are thankful to MLC for their investment and energy into making MiLC a reality and encourage all domestic male cricketers to make sure they do not miss out and sign up for the Player Registration Portal with Minor League Cricket as soon as possible.
“USA Cricket will have a further update on the likely make-up of the full playing calendar for the 2021 season in due course, with Minor League Cricket taking its place as an integral part of that calendar so as to give all American cricketers the best possible playing opportunities.”
Full details of how players can register can be found on the Minor League Cricket website at https://my.majorleaguecricket.com/signup.