Currently India vs Australia ODI series is going on. After this, the biggest and most prestigious T20 league in the world i.e. IPL 2023 will start. This competition will start from March 31. However, a news about this competition is going viral on social media. Mumbai Indians, the most successful franchise of IPL, has suddenly added two players from Pakistan to their squad. The entry of Pakistani players in the team has created excitement in the cricket world. Mumbai Indians took such a decision, which raised the eyebrows of even the fans. Let’s know what is the whole case.
In fact, New York is going to host the very first season of Major League Cricket. It will also have a team of IPL franchise Mumbai Indians. The name of this team is MI New York. Mumbai Indians (Mumbai Indians) team has shared the post on social media. In turn, he has informed that Pakistani players Hammad Azam and Ehsan Adil have been included in the team.
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— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) March 20, 2023
In fact, the tournament will be played in the month of July this year in the USA. Both these players have been included in the league. Both these players went to USA to build their career.
Both players played for Pakistan team
Both the players who have been included in Mumbai Indians’ New York squad have played for the Pakistan national team. Hammad Azam played 11 ODIs and 5 T20Is for Pakistan between 2011 and 2015. Hammad played his last international match in 2015 against Zimbabwe. Along with this, Ahsan Adil has represented Pakistan in 3 Tests and 6 ODIs. Ehsan was part of the Pakistan team in the 2015 ICC World Cup.
MLC is being played for the first time
Major League Cricket tournament is being played in America for the first time. It will be a franchise based competition. It will be organized from 13th to 30th July. 6 teams are participating in this tournament. In this, the IPL franchise Mumbai Indians has bought the New York team. Also, Shahrukh Khan’s Kolkata Knight Riders have bought the Los Angeles team in the MLC competition. The tournament is said to be a good start for the future of the game in the country as the USA shows interest in cricket. (before ipl 2023 mumbai indians called two players from pakistan to win the trophy in MLC)