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USA Cricket: Enhanced streams and live scoring to provide full coverage for Toyota Minor League Cricket

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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.”

Nic Benson, Chief Business Officer, Willow TV announcing that 100+ MiLC matches in 2021 will be available free to fans via the Willow.TV platform

Photo Credit: LinkedIn profile photo of Nic Benson

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.

DateTime (Local)HomeAwayGround
Saturday July 3110:00 AMFlorida BeamersDC HawksMaq Cricket Stadium,
Delray Beach, FL*
Saturday July 3110:00 AMFt. Lauderdale LionsEmpire State TitansBroward County Stadium,
Lauderhill, FL*
Saturday July 3110:00 AMMorrisville CardinalsThe PhiladelphiansAtlanta Cricket Fields, Cumming, GA*
Saturday July 3110:00 AMChicago BlastersSt. Louis AmericansBPL Cricket Stadium, Bolingbrook, IL*
Saturday July 3110:00 AMChicago CatchersMichigan Cricket StarsLyon Oaks Cricket Ground, Wixom, MI
Saturday July 3110:00 AMAustin AthleticsHouston HurricaneMoosa Stadium, Pearland, TX*
Saturday July 3110:00 AMBay BlazersSeattle ThunderboltsMorgan Hill OSC, Morgan Hill, CA*
Saturday July 312:00 PMAtlanta FireNew Jersey Somerset CavaliersAtlanta Cricket Fields, Cumming, GA*
Saturday July 312:00 PMMorrisville CardinalsNew Jersey StallionsAtlanta Cricket Fields, Cumming, GA
Saturday July 312:00 PMOrlando GalaxyManhattan YorkersBroward County Stadium,
Lauderhill, FL*
Saturday July 312:00 PMDC HawksNew England EaglesMaq Cricket Stadium,
Delray Beach, FL*
Saturday July 312:00 PMSt. Louis AmericansChicago BlastersBPL Cricket Stadium, Bolingbrook, IL*
Saturday July 312:00 PMMichigan Cricket StarsChicago CatchersLyon Oaks Cricket Ground, Wixom, MI
Saturday July 312:00 PMAustin AthleticsIrving MustangsMoosa Stadium, Pearland, TX*
Saturday July 312:00 PMSeattle ThunderboltsGolden State GrizzliesMorgan Hill OSC, Morgan Hill, CA*
Sunday August 110:00 AMThe PhiladelphiansAtlanta FireAtlanta Cricket Fields, Cumming, GA*
Sunday August 110:00 AMNew Jersey StallionsAtlanta Param VeersDalton Cricket Field, Dalton, GA
Sunday August 110:00 AMFlorida BeamersManhattan YorkersMaq Cricket Stadium,
Delray Beach, FL*
Sunday August 110:00 AMNew England EaglesFt. Lauderdale LionsBroward County Stadium,
Lauderhill, FL*
Sunday August 110:00 AMSilicon Valley StrikersSeattle ThunderboltsMorgan Hill OSC, Morgan Hill, CA*
Sunday August 110:00 AMSan Diego Surf RidersHollywood Master BlastersCanyonside Park, San Diego, CA
Sunday August 12:00 PMNew Jersey Somerset CavaliersAtlanta Param VeersDalton Cricket Field, Dalton, GA
Sunday August 12:00 PMOrlando GalaxyEmpire State TitansBroward County Stadium,
Lauderhill, FL*
Sunday August 12:00 PMSan Diego Surf RidersSocal LashingsCanyonside 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**

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