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Cognizant named as Major League Cricket title partner

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Major League Cricket

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MLC

) and Cognizant announced Wednesday an agreement for the professional services company to become the first-ever title sponsor of America’s only world class professional cricket championship.
Cognizant Major League Cricket will return for its second season this summer, kicking off on July 4 and again bringing the world’s best cricketers to the United States for multiple weeks of high adrenaline T20 cricket action.
“Major League Cricket is thrilled to welcome Cognizant as our title sponsor, starting with season two of MLC this summer,” said Vijay Srinivasan, co-founder, Major League Cricket. “This multiyear partnership will help enable the continued growth of MLC and cricket in America as this new era in the United States for the world’s second-largest sport continues to bloom.”
“Cognizant is excited to support Major League Cricket’s vision, inspiring the next generation of cricket players,” said

Ravi Kumar

S, Chief Executive Officer, Cognizant. “Our extended relationship with MLC will help us create deeper connections with our clients and associates, while giving back to the communities where we work and play through outreach and education to help invite historically excluded groups into sports and technology.”

All six teams which competed in MLC’s historic inaugural season will feature again in 2024. Returning superstar players already announced to compete include Afghanistan’s

Rashid Khan

(MI New York), South Africans Faf du Plessis (Texas Super Kings), Marco Jansen (Washington Freedom) and Quinton de Kock (Seattle Orcas), Pakistan’s Haris Rauf (San Francisco Unicorns) and

Sunil Narine

(LA Knight Riders) of the West Indies.
MLC’s debut season in 2023 transformed the landscape of American cricket, bringing world class domestic

T20 action

to the United States for the first time with most of the matches played in front of sold-out crowds in Texas and North Carolina. Dozens of the world’s best cricketers competed alongside the nation’s top domestic talent across 19 matches.

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