Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Major League Cricket 2024 arrives on Prime Video for Australian & New Zealand viewers

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Prime Video and Cognizant Major League Cricket (MLC) have teamed up to provide exclusive broadcast rights for the 2024 MLC season in Australia and New Zealand.

The season, scheduled from July 6 to July 29 local time (July 5 to July 28 in the USA), will include all 25 matches accessible at no extra charge to Prime or Prime Video members.

The second season of Major League Cricket (MLC) will feature top international T20 players and prominent domestic talents from six major US cities: Dallas, San Francisco, New York City, Seattle, Los Angeles, and Washington D.C. Among the participating teams, eight Australian and five New Zealand players will be prominently represented.

Key signings for the upcoming season include: 

  • Australian Test and ODI captain Pat Cummins joins the San Francisco Unicorns alongside Josh Inglis, Jake Fraser-McGurk, and New Zealand’s Matt Henry. 
  • The Seattle Orcas have signed Kiwi batsman Michael Bracewell and bowler Lance Morris. 
  • Washington Freedom, coached by Ricky Ponting, features Australian stars Steve Smith, Travis Head, and Glenn Maxwell, along with New Zealand bowlers Rachin Ravindra and Lockie Ferguson. 
  • MI New York welcomes back Tim David and Trent Boult for their second season.
  • Australian bowler Adam Zampa joins the Los Angeles Knight Riders.

Hushidar Kharas, Head of Prime Video Australia and New Zealand, says, “At Prime Video, we are always looking for ways to deliver more value to our customers across our movies, TV series, and live sports offerings.The feedback from cricket fans in Australia for our first major event, ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, has been really positive, and we are delighted to expand our live sports offering through the Cognizant Major League Cricket. We are also excited to offer our customers in New Zealand the first live sports event included in their Prime Video membership.”

MLC CEO Vijay Srinivasan remarked, “We are thrilled to announce Prime Video as our broadcast partner for Cognizant Major League Cricket in New Zealand and Australia. This partnership marks a significant milestone in our journey to grow the season, which is in its second year, as well as bring the excitement of cricket to fans across the globe. Prime Video has solidified its position as a premier destination for cricket enthusiasts in Australia and New Zealand, showcasing major events such as the World Cup and acclaimed series such as The Test. MLC eagerly anticipates joining this platform, poised to contribute thrilling cricket action to its global audience through Prime Video’s extensive reach and expertise.”

Prime Video, a leading entertainment platform, provides millions of viewers worldwide with access to their favorite content. It has dedicated itself to offering top-tier sports entertainment to Australian and New Zealand audiences through acclaimed documentaries such as The Test (Seasons 1-3), Making Their Mark, Shane, Warriors on the Field, and Kick Like Tayla.

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