Los Angeles Knight Riders (LAKR) will open their Major League Cricket (MLC) campaign tomorrow (July 13). Their opening fixture is against the Faf du Plessis-led Texas Super Kings in Dallas.
As the name suggests, the Los Angeles Knight Riders is the sister franchise of IPL’s Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). The KKR team owners have extended their business to different nations, with the United States of America being one of the new additions.
To continue the brand of Knight Riders, several KKR players like Lockie Ferguson, Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, and Jason Roy have received contracts to play for Los Angeles in MLC 2023.
The Knight Riders will play one match each against the other five teams in the league stage of MLC 2023. Their matches will begin in the afternoon and evening in the USA, but it will be early morning for Indian fans because of the time zone difference.
Los Angeles Knight Riders (LAKR) schedule for MLC 2023
Here is the complete schedule for Los Angeles Knight Riders with dates and match timings in IST:
Match 1: July 14 – Texas Super Kings vs Los Angeles Knight Riders, Grand Prarie Stadium, Dallas, 6:00 am IST.
Match 6: July 17 – Los Angeles Knight Riders vs. MI New York, Grand Prarie Stadium, Dallas, 6:00 am IST.
Match 8: July 19 – Los Angeles Knight Riders vs. San Francisco Unicorns, Grand Prarie Stadium, Dallas, 6:00 am IST.
Match 9: July 21 – Washington Freedom vs. Los Angeles Knight Riders, Church Street Park, 3:00 am IST.
Match 12: July 23 – Los Angeles Knight Riders vs. Seattle Orcas, Church Street Park, 11:00 pm IST.
The Knight Riders had a forgettable debut as the Abu Dhabi Knight Riders in UAE’s International League T20 earlier this year. It will be interesting to see how LAKR perform in MLC 2023 under Sunil Narine’s captaincy.
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