‘Washington Freedom’ introduced as first confirmed Major League Cricket team

Washington Freedom of Major League Cricket

Major League Cricket announced the name and logo of their Washington, DC franchise on Wednesday. With the announcement, the Washington Freedom become the first of six Major League Cricket teams to release their name and logo ahead of the inaugural MLC season this coming July.

“The Washington D.C. area is home to hundreds of thousands of cricket fans, and it’s an honor to be able to bring a professional team to the nation’s capital with the Washington Freedom to compete in the groundbreaking Major League Cricket championship this summer,” said Sanjay Govil, Team Lead Investor, Washington Freedom in the announcement. “The team’s mark and colors are a perfect fit for a team from the nation’s capital to compete on the global stage MLC provides for the world’s second most popular sport, which has more than 2.5 billion fans.”

The team’s unveiled logo features “patriotic red, white and blue colors, stars from the Washington D.C. city flag, and a bat and ball representing cricket, the world’s second most popular sport.”

The Washington Freedom primary logo

Partnering with Washington Freedom for high performance and development are Cricket New South Wales. “We know T20 cricket. We run two clubs (Sydney Sixers and Sydney Thunder of the BBL), we’ve done it for 12, 13 years, we can almost come in here and hopefully give the Washington franchise a head start in terms of where it goes and where it operates,” CNSW CEO Lee Germon said during a recent Minor League Cricket Show episode.

Washington, along with the five other Major League Cricket franchises, will meet for the inaugural MLC domestic draft on Sunday at the Lyndon B Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. In preparation, Washington have representatives in Houston to plan their draft strategy during the ongoing combine. Among Washington’s staff are former Australia cricketer and head of male elite cricket for CNSW, Michael Klinger, and former India phsyio, Patrick Farhat.

CNSW CEO Lee Germon speaks with Emerging Cricket’s Nate Hays during a recent episode of The Minor League Cricket Show

Currently conducting a feasibility study for would be a groundbreaking cricket and baseball facility on the George Mason University campus, Washington Freedom will likely be without a home venue until the 2025 season.

MLC’s live draft show will be streamed on Sunday, March 19 on the Major League Cricket Network on YouTube.

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