Major League Cricket

North Texas Continues to Bowl Over Barriers to Boost Cricket’s U.S. Popularity

The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup will be co-hosted by the West Indies and the USA from June 1 to June 29. The first match? USA vs. Canada, right here at the Grand Prairie Cricket Stadium. Here's a look at how North Texas has suddenly become a global hotbed for cricket—with two U.S. leagues, cricket entertainment venues, and more.
As MLC Debut Looms, Sixes Social Cricket Is Swinging at Grandscape in The Colony
by | Jul 11, 2023
With the first-ever Major League Cricket match looming Thursday in Grand Prairie, the sport of cricket is catching on in DFW. Sixes Social Cricket, a London-based immersive entertainment concept, opened at Grandscape on June 17 to help North Texans get in the swing of things.
Drone Show, Fireworks To Light Up Major League Cricket’s Historic Opening Night July 13
by | Jul 5, 2023

When Major League Cricket makes its DFW debut on July 13, there will more than just action on the Grand Prairie Stadium pitch.

Fans also will be treated to action in the skies with a custom drone show, aerial aerobatics, and a post-game fireworks display....

Major League Cricket Announces 2023 Season Schedule, With First-Ever Match in Grand Prairie July 13
by | Jun 13, 2023
The Texas Super Kings are getting ready to swing their bats, bowl their best, and take some wicked wickets. In other words, what North Texans hope will be the top team in Major League Cricket is poised for play on the league's premier cricket venue in Grand Prairie. And now they know their whole 2023 schedule—and the league's as well. See why July 13 will become a famous date in DFW sports history—and why July 30 will make headlines worldwide.

Meet the Texas Super Kings: Major League Cricket Takes the Field in July at Grand Prairie Stadium

by | Mar 21, 2023
Major League Cricket is coming to Grand Prairie Stadium starting in July after the league held its first draft of domestic players for teams including the newly named Texas Super Kings. The team also has a newly named coach: Stephen Fleming, a former captain of the New Zealand national cricket team and head coach of Indian Premier League team Chennai Super Kings.
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Dallas Is Ranked the No. 1 Best Sports Business City in the U.S.
by | Mar 20, 2023
"Dallas is clearly the star," says Sports Business Journal in its new ranking of the Top 50 Best Sports Business Cities. So what put Dallas (and its wider local market including Fort Worth, Arlington, Frisco, and Grand Prairie) on top? From big relocations to 26 sports properties to 64 sponsors and fans galore, here's the scoop.
The Future of Sports Is In North Texas
by | Feb 9, 2023
If the future of sports has one home, it’s right here in North Texas. A big brag, we know. But consider this: From high-tech advances to the hottest sports trends to startups on the edge of fitness science, it’s all kicking off in Dallas-Fort Worth.
‘I’ve Never Been More Bullish on Our Region’: Longtime Dallas Investor Aaron Pierce Joins Perot Jain as Partner
by | Oct 12, 2022
Aaron Pierce, the co-founder and board chair of Venture Dallas, has a deep investment background and a history of supporting the local entrepreneurial community. As partner at Perot Jain, his role is "all encompassing." One item on his agenda is overseeing the firm's investments in Major League Cricket—along with managing the firm's investment portfolio of more than 60 companies.

“We have the ingredients required to be a major player in the national investment landscape," Pierce says, "especially as the family office and private investment focus grows from funds to direct investments in venture-backed companies.”

Follow the Money: Plano Telehealth Startup Raises $14.1M, Southlake VC Raising Two New Funds, Unleashed Brands Looks for a Buyer, Bishop Cider Buys Two Local Brewers, and More

by | May 23, 2022
What companies are finding funding or having a big exit? From startup investments to grants and acquisitions, Dallas Innovates tracks what’s happening in North Texas money.