MLC 2024: Start date, final, schedule and fixtures for Major League Cricket 2024

Last year, the ever-growing set of T20 franchise leagues received its latest addition as the USA Cricket board set up Major League Cricket, a league based on the general format of various leagues like the IPL.

There was also IPL investment in the teams for MLC 2023, as MI New York, Los Angeles Knight Riders and Texas Super Kings were all set up along the lines of Mumbai Indians, Kolkata Knight Riders and Chennai Super Kings respectively.

MI New York won the inaugural edition of the tournament, beating Seattle Orcas in the final. Now, the tournament is all set to return for its second season in 2024.

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What is the format of MLC 2024?

A total of 6 teams will participate in MLC 2024. Each team plays the other nine in a round-robin home and away format with the top four qualifying for the play-off. The top two teams in the league will compete in the Qualifier and the winner will make it to the final. The third and fourth-placed teams will compete in an Eliminator. The winner of the eliminator will compete against the team who lost the Qualifier in a Challenger. The winner of the Challenger will then make it to the final.

What time will the matches start in India?

Because the USA spans several different time zones, matches start at different times in India. Most games will start at 6:00 AM, but a few also begin at 1:00 AM and 12:30 AM.

MLC 2024 match schedule, results

The full schedule of MLC 2024 was announced on May 7.

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Date (India) Match Venue Time (IST) Result
July 6 MI New York vs Seattle Orcas  Morrisville 1:00 AM MI New York won by 6 wickets
July 7 San Francisco Unicorns vs Los Angeles Knight Riders Dallas 12:30 AM Los Angeles won by 12 runs
July 8 Washington Freedom vs MI New York  Morrisville 12:30 AM  
July 8 San Francisco Unicorns vs Los Angeles Knight Riders Dallas 6 AM  
July 9 Washington Freedom vs Texas Super Kings  Morrisville 1:00 AM  
July 10 Los Angeles Knight Riders vs Seattle Orcas  Dallas 6:00 AM  
July 11 San Francisco Unicorns vs Texas Super Kings  Morrisville 12:30 AM  
July 13 MI New York vs Texas Super Kings  Morrisville 12:30 AM  
July 13 Seattle Orcas vs Washington Freedom Dallas 6:00 AM  
July 14 Los Angeles Knight Riders vs San Francisco Unicorns  Morrisville 12:30 AM  
July 15 Washington Freedom vs Los Angeles Knight Riders  Morrisville 1:00 AM  
July 15 Texas Super Kings vs MI New York Dallas 6:00 AM  
July 16 Seattle Orcas vs San Francisco Unicorns Morrisville 12:30 AM  
July 17 MI New York vs Washington Freedom  Dallas 6:00 AM  
July 18 Seattle Orcas vs Los Angeles Knight Riders  Morrisville 12:30 AM  
July 19 MI New York vs San Francisco Unicorns  Dallas 6:00 AM  
July 20 Texas Super Kings vs Washington Freedom  Dallas 6:00 AM  
July 21 San Francisco Unicorns vs Seattle Orcas  Dallas 6:00 AM  
July 22 Los Angeles Knight Riders vs MI New York  Dallas 6:00 AM  
July 23 San Francisco Unicorns vs Washington Freedom  Dallas 6:00 AM  
July 24 Texas Super Kings vs Seattle Orcas  Dallas 6:00 AM  
July 25 Eliminator (TBD vs TBD)  Dallas 6:00 AM  
July 26 Qualifier (TBD vs TBD)  Dallas 6:00 AM  
July 27 Challenger (TBD vs TBD)  Dallas 6:00 AM  
July 29 Final (TBD vs TBD)  Dallas 6:00 AM  
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