Mumbai Indians Pick Nine US Players For NY Franchise
DALLAS, TX (IANS) – After acquiring the franchise and unveiling the team’s name and logo, MI New York drafted local players in the Major League Cricket Draft held here.
MI New York drafted the first two US-born players in the form of former captain Steven Taylor, all-rounder Nosthush Kenjige, current USA captain Monank Patel along with wicketkeeper Shayan Jahangir and fast bowler Kyle Phillip.
The team also added experience with Hammad Azam, Ehsan Adil and Sarbjeet Ladda, the leg spinner who has played for as many as three different IPL franchises in the past. The team picked promising wicketkeeper-batter Saideep Ganesh in the U-23 category as their final pick of the day.
The inaugural season of Major League Cricket will kick off on July 13 in Texas.