Mumbai Indians buy New York franchise in Major League Cricket | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Continuing team-buying spree in T20 leagues around the world, the Reliance Industries Limited-owned Mumbai Indians late on Sunday announced that they have acquired a fifth cricket franchise – MI New York, in the ambitious Major League Cricket (MLC)- the first professional Twenty20 championship in the United States.
“The team will participate in the inaugural edition of Major League Cricket (MLC) subject to completion of customary due diligence; negotiation, and execution of definitive binding agreements, and receipt of required corporate, regulatory and third-party approvals and compliances,” MI said in a release.
MI owner Mrs Nita M Ambani said, “I am thrilled to welcome our New York franchise to the growing MI Family! With our entry into the first cricket league in the US, I hope we are able to establish Mumbai Indians as a global brand of fearless and entertaining cricket! This is another new beginning for MI and I look forward to the exciting journey ahead.”
MI New York will be the fifth franchise after Mumbai Indians (IPL), MI Cape Town (SA20), MI Emirates (ILT20), and Mumbai Indians (WPL), in three different continents, four different countries, and five different leagues.
The inaugural season of Major League Cricket will kick off in the summer of 2023.

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