With a new league, star players and a T20 World Cup on US soil, can cricket really bowl over America?

The former England bowler Liam Plunkett played in the inaugural Major League Cricket season and tells Richard Edwards this summer’s T20 World Cup can be the platform for cricket to explode in the United States

Friday 12 January 2024 18:10 GMT

Liam Plunkett completed his master’s degree in strategic leadership shortly before Christmas. Now he’s hoping he can play a key role in helping the USA graduate on cricket’s biggest stage in 2024.

The England World Cup winner has spent the majority of his time across the pond since leaving Surrey in August 2021. And although he hasn’t hung up his bowling boots just yet – Plunkett played a full season in the inaugural edition of Major League Cricket (MLC) – he’s now hoping that he can bring through the next generation of talent to a country that will co-host the T20 World Cup along the West Indies this summer.

It’s an event that, he believes, could do for cricket what the 1994 World Cup did for football in the country.

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