Pakistan players join IPL franchise

Major League Cricket starts in July in the USA

Pakistan players join IPL franchise PHOTO: TWITTER

Ignored Pakistan cricketers will now be playing in Major League Cricket in the USA as local players. Hammad Azam and Ehsan Adil joined MI New York, which is owned by the owner of the famous IPL franchise, 'Mumbai Indians'. Other players who will be playing for different franchises include Mukhtar Ahmad and Saad Ali for Washington Freedom, Nauman Anwar for Seattle Orcas, Sami Aslam for Texas Super Kings, and Saif Badar for Los Angeles Knight Riders.

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Hammad Azam, who started his cricketing career in Pakistan, shifted to the USA due to the lack of opportunities in his home country. While talking, expressing his jubilation on getting the opportunity for Major League Cricket, he said, "This is the biggest franchise in the world, I can say, and I am really happy to be a part of it. I was quiet but feeling happy now. We have been looking towards this franchise for the last 12 to 13 years. It was the first franchise when I started playing back then, so of course, all the boys and I are quite excited."

Major League Cricket is an upcoming professional T20 cricket league in the United States. This league is sanctioned by USA Cricket and shall start on July 13, 2023, with six teams participating in major cities under the banner of a single-entity model.