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Meet the Texas Super Kings

What to know about Texas’ first major league cricket team.

People cheering at MLC draft

Let’s give a Texas-sized welcome to the Super Kings and Major League Cricket.

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Major League Cricket (MLC) unveiled details about the new Dallas-based team in the MLC’s inaugural draft over the weekend. Here’s what we know.

The team will be known as the Texas Super Kings and will play at Grand Prairie’s new professional cricket stadium, which will open this spring.

The team is partnered with the Indian Premier League’s Chennai Super Kings, who will bring expertise and support, particularly in terms of coaching staff. Stephen Fleming, New Zealand cricket legend and head coach in Chennai and Johannesburg, South Africa, will lead the team.

So far, nine domestic cricketers have been drafted and two more international players are needed to fill out the roster for the Twenty20 league.

The Super Kings will compete against five other MLC teams — Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, Washington DC, and Seattle (hey, SEAtoday) — in a short season running from Thursday, July 13 to Sunday, July 30. All 19 games and some of the 2024 World Cup will be hosted in the Grand Prairie stadium.

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