T20 league in USA kicks off with Shehan Jayasuriya, Corey Anderson in the mix

After initial launch plans were disrupted by the pandemic last summer, the 27-team Minor League Cricket (MiLC) T20 franchise tournament is set to kick off on July 31 at seven different venues across the United States of America. The tournament is meant to act as a feeder into the higher-profile six-team Major League Cricket (MLC) T20 franchise league which is designated for launch in 2023. That is the tournament USA Cricket wants to be on par with Full-Member-run T20 leagues around the world. Here is a rundown of how the MiLC will play out.

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  1. I think this is a good opportunity for our senior players who are unable to find a place in the national T20 squad which will be around 30 players maximum. They will get more benefits like a 3 year contract, USA green card (which has the option of dual citizenship status as well and that will enable them to come back to SL any time) and mostly lot of financial benefits which will be very difficult to earn in SL due to the current pandemic situation.

    I wonder whether Isuru Udana & Nuwan Pradeep’s premature retirements have any hand in USA league as they are looking for more experienced players who are struggling the find places with the national teams due to the youth policy being adopted by many countries in the T20 format.