Main League Cricket (MLC) franchise, the Seattle Orcas have formally acquired the companies of Zimbabwe star all-rounder, Sikandar Raza, forward of the inaugural version of the match. The primary season of the MLC is scheduled to start on July 13, on the Grand Prairie Stadium, in Grand Prairie, Texas.
With lower than two months for the occasion to kick-start, Seattle took to their social media handles to drop the thrilling replace concerning their new signing. The franchise signed the companies of Sikandar Raza with the intention to additional bolster their setup.
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“Fireworks Pending…Zimbabwe’s explosive all-round talisman is psyched to set #MLC2023 alight. Assist us in welcoming @SRazaB24 to the Seattle Orcas,” captioned the franchise on Twitter.
Raza is at present plying his commerce with the Punjab Kings within the ongoing IPL 2023 and has collected 139 runs in seven appearances coupled with three wickets. Moreover, in 179 T20s, Raza has 3485 runs which embrace 21 fifties below his belt and 90 wickets in 135 innings.
Seattle bolster their squad with top-draw cricketers
Other than the signing of Raza, the Orcas have additionally roped in Sri Lanka’s white-ball skipper Dashun Shanaka, Wayne Parnell, Quinton de Kock, and Mitchell Marsh for the upcoming season. The facet has shut hyperlinks with the IPL crew, Delhi Capitals, with their co-owner GMR Group shopping for a stake within the Seattle franchise.
In addition to this, the GMR Group joined palms with a gaggle of buyers which incorporates Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella, to run the franchise. MI New York, Washington Freedom, San Francisco Unicorns, Los Angeles Knight Riders, and Texas Tremendous Kings are amongst different groups which can participate within the upcoming competitors within the USA.
The highest-tier league will kick-start on July 13, and as many as 19 matches shall be performed among the many six groups within the span of 18 days. The MLC championship ultimate shall be contested on July 30 in Texas within the USA.