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Major League Cricket partners with YES, Willow by Cricbuzz

June 12, 2024

Willow by Cricbuzz, the streaming and on-demand platform, and the YES Network, the US regional sports network, have announced a new deal to air seven matches featuring the defending MLC champion MI New York this upcoming Major League Cricket (MLC) season. These matches will be available on both the YES television network and the YES App, as well on Willow by Cricbuzz’s TV network and its streaming platform.

This partnership will bring the MLC action to YES’ coverage territory of New York State, Connecticut, northeastern Pennsylvania and north and central New Jersey, starting with the July 5th season-opener pitting MI New York against the 2023 runners-up Seattle Orcas

YES’ MI New York Schedule

Friday, July 5            MI New York vs. Seattle Orcas

Saturday, July 6        MI New York vs. Washington Freedom

Friday, July 12          MI New York vs. Texas Super Kings

Sunday, July 14        MI New York vs. Texas Super Kings

Tuesday, July 16       MI New York vs. Washington Freedom

Thursday, July 18     MI New York vs. San Francisco Unicorns

Sunday, July 21        MI New York vs. Los Angeles Knight Riders

“The recent triumph of the US cricket team over Pakistan in the ICC T20 World Cup has ignited a nationwide cricket frenzy,” stated Todd Myers, COO of Willow by Cricbuzz. “In a strategic move to leverage this surge in interest, Willow by Cricbuzz and the YES Network have joined forces. This alliance will not only showcase the MLC and MI New York on a grand scale but also enhance the sport’s visibility and accessibility. This transformative collaboration is poised to propel cricket’s skyrocketing popularity across the US and invigorate a thriving fan base.”

“We are excited to welcome Major League Cricket and defending champion MI New York to the YES Network,” added Jon Litner, CEO, YES Network.  “As sports fans around the world currently enjoy the ICC T20 World Cup, YES is delighted to partner with Willow by Cricbuzz to capitalise on the growing interest in the sport of cricket in the New York area by showcasing MI New York to sports fans throughout our territory.”

Meanwhile, Willow by Cricbuzz has announced an exclusive free live TV viewing of the USA vs India match in the ongoing ICC T20 World Cup. This special free TV viewing will be available on June 12th at 10:30 AM ET. This promotion is available to subscribers of Fubo TV, DirecTV consumers and DirecTV for Business, and Optimum.

“Following the US cricket team’s exhilarating upset victory over Pakistan in the ICC T20 World Cup, there’s a palpable wave of excitement around cricket across the nation,” said Myers. “That incredible match only offered a glimpse of what the sport has to offer. By providing free viewing of the upcoming USA vs India match, we aim to further fan the flames of cricket fandom across the country, showcasing the best the sport has to offer for enthusiasts and newcomers alike.”

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