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Minor League T20: Players’ draft to take place on June 4

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The players’ draft of the inaugural Minor League T20 league will take place on June 4 as confirmed by American Cricket Entreprises (ACE) confirmed on Wednesday.

The organizing body announced that the players will be able to register on the portal until May 31. And the final players’ draft will then take place on June 4 after the registration period gets over. ACE confirmed that over 1000 players have already registered for the draft for a place in any of the 24 participating teams.

The tournament will then get underway from July, the date of which will be announced soon. The tournament could not take place last year due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Justin Geale, Tournament Director of Minor League Cricket commented, “We were really pleased to be able to get some cricket in last year in spite of all the challenges with the global pandemic, but we are all now just hugely excited at getting the first full season of Minor League Cricket going in 2021. The primary aim with Minor League Cricket is to give a platform and opportunity for the best cricketers in America to showcase their abilities at a national level. Minor League Cricket would like to request that all players register ASAP to have a chance of getting involved in this historic first season.

Minor League T20 draft system:

MiLC draft system also has some rules for the players’ draft for instance- a team can sign up to three professional players. Those three players shall have the experience of playing in any of the three formats i.e., FC, List A, or T20 format. While the teams can only rope in one overseas and three domestic players. Following the dynamic draft for players’ selection, two Under 21 players and one U-19 player will also find a place in each team.

Each team will play 15 league games each in the tournament before the launching of inaugural Major Cricket League (MLC).

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