New York sources reported that USA cricket, along with American cricket Enterprises (ACE), have announced the official launch of the Minor League t20 franchise tournament. The tournament, slated to be played later this summer, includes teams based in major metropolitan areas from New York to Los Angeles and would be a precursor to a full-scale “Major League” t20 franchise tournament scheduled in 2021.
Furthermore the tournament is slated to take place over the span of nine weeks starting from the July 4 with the games primarily taking place on the weekends.San Francisco, Chicago, Boston, Seattle, Houston, dallas, Atlanta and Washington, D.C. are among the 22 locations touted for the tournament.
USA cricket chief executive Iain Higgins as per a press release said one of the reasons that ACE was selected to partner with USA cricket to develop a professional t20 League was that it demonstrated an understanding of the importance of addressing various fundamental issues within the domestic game in the US. Apparently we welcome the significant investment and endeavor that has been put into the development of this exciting new national competition as a building block towards the creation of a fully professional t20 league in the future.