Fans raise doubts on Major League Cricket

The league has massive backing from India

By Web Desk
July 17, 2023
Screenshot of batter getting run-out - TwitterMLC

The spirit of the game and fair play have been questioned by fans after a few suspicious dismissals during the opening games of the Major League Cricket (MLC) went viral on social media. 

MLC is a great hope for redefining cricket in America where this game is not followed much. This is the inaugural edition of MLC which has massive financial backing from the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises. 

The league's credibility was questioned on social media when fans identified a few deliberate dismissals. 

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Four out of six MLC franchises belong to IPL teams owners. IPL franchise Mumbai Indians bought MI New York team whereas Kolkata Knight Riders have Los Angeles Knight Riders. Chennai Super Kings also have their franchise Texas Super Kings in the league. Delhi Capitals' owners share ownership of Seattle Orcas. 

Pakistani players are also taking part in this league. Shadab and Haris are playing for San Francisco Unicorns. MI New York have Pakistan's Hammad Azam and Ehsan Adil.

Left-arm all-rounder Imad Wasim and wicketkeeper batter Azam Khan are representing Seattle Orcas.

Sami Aslam and Mohammad Mohsin, who left Pakistan for the USA to seek cricket career there, has been picked up by Texas Super Kings. 

Young Pakistani cricketer Saif Badar, who also featured in Pakistan Super League (PSL), is representing Los Angeles Knight Riders. 

Two other Pakistani cricketers - Saad Ali and Mukhtar Ahmed - are featuring for Washington Freedom.