Iconic Indian Food Brand Joins MLC’s Historic Debut in the United States”

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Dubai: Major League Cricket (MLC) is thrilled to announce its official partnership with Royal®, the leading Indian food brand based in the United States, for the league’s inaugural season this summer. Royal® is renowned for its authentic Basmati and Sona Masoori rice, Atta Wheat Flour, and Indian Ready Meals.

As the #1 brand of Basmati Rice and Sona Masoori Rice in America, Royal® will acknowledge cricket excellence by sponsoring the inaugural award for MLC’s leading run scorer for the 2023 season. The “Royal Leading Run Scorer” award will be presented on July 30 at the Grand Prairie Stadium in Grand Prairie, Texas. In addition, Royal® will provide branded giveaways to fans and serve distinctive South Asian dishes at select MLC matches. This partnership aims to offer fans an authentic taste of India while they enjoy the high-energy Major League Cricket matches.

The first-ever MLC match is scheduled to take place on Thursday, July 13, under the lights at the Grand Prairie Stadium, which is set to become America’s premier cricket venue, located near Dallas, Texas. Following the inaugural match, eighteen more matches will be held leading up to the MLC championship final on Sunday, July 30. Six teams, namely the Los Angeles Knight Riders, MI New York, San Francisco Unicorns, Seattle Orcas, Texas Super Kings, and Washington Freedom, will compete for the championship.

MLC’s inaugural season will feature top T20 players from around the world, playing alongside the strongest domestic talent in the United States. Some of the overseas star players announced so far include Australia’s Aaron Finch and Marcus Stoinis, South Africa’s Quinton de Kock, Wayne Parnell, Anrich Nortje, and Marco Jansen, along with Sri Lankan spinner Wanindu Hasaranga.

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