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Willow by Cricbuzz and the YES Network partner for major league cricket

Willow by Cricbuzz, offering more live, streaming and on-demand cricket than any other sports service, and the YES Network, the nation’s pre-eminent regional sports network, 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 exhilarating MLC action to YES’ coverage territory of New York State, Connecticut, northeastern Pennsylvania and north and central New Jersey, starting with the Friday, July 5 season-opener pitting MI New York against the 2023 runners-up Seattle Orcas (3:30 p.m. ET).

As MI New York, led by elite West Indian batter Kieron Pollard, gears up to defend their inaugural title, YES viewers can look forward to the thrill of seven high-octane matches. These electrifying encounters will air live on YES’ television network and on the YES App, which can be accessed at YES owns the exclusive regional media rights of the 27-time World Champion New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Nets.

YES’ MI New York Schedule

  • Friday, July 5 MI New York vs. Seattle Orcas 3:30 p.m. ET*
  • Saturday, July 6 MI New York vs. Washington Freedom 3 p.m. ET*
  • Friday, July 12 MI New York vs. Texas Super Kings 3 p.m. ET*
  • Sunday, July 14 MI New York vs. Texas Super Kings 8:30 p.m. ET
  • Tuesday, July 16 MI New York vs. Washington Freedom 8:30 p.m. ET
  • Thursday, July 18 MI New York vs. San Francisco Unicorns 8:30 p.m. ET
  • Sunday, July 21 MI New York vs. Los Angeles Knight Riders 8:30 p.m. ET

“The recent triumph of the U.S. 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 U.S. and invigorate a thriving fan base.”

“We are excited to welcome Major League Cricket and defending champion MI New York to the YES Network,” said 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 capitalize 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.” YES Network

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