Kayvon Thibodeaux, a National Football League (NFL) linebacker for New York Giants, has bought ownership in New York Warriors, while Maxi Kleber, a National Basketball Association (NBA) player for Dallas Mavericks, and Mickey Moniak, an outfielder for Los Angeles Angels in Major League Baseball (MLB), have both obtained equity in Morrisville Unity.
Having American athletes as stakeholders would undoubtedly give cricket in the nation, especially the league, a huge boost.
The US Masters T10 League‘s first season, the T10’s first edition for former cricket players, is all set to begin tomorrow i.e., on August 18, and run until August 27, 2023. The T10 version of cricket, which is becoming more popular every day, will make its debut in the United States, where some of the most renowned players will vie for top honours.
Kayvon Thibodeaux, said, “I am excited to be part of the New York Warriors family and can’t wait for the team to begin their bid to win the first US Masters T10 League title. Cricket is undergoing incredible growth in the United States and is engaging different communities in such an exciting way. T10 is the perfect format for the American sports fan, it’s fast and non-stop entertainment.”
Mavericks power forward Kleber, added, “Cricket is an incredible sport and the US Masters T10 League, which is being broadcast around the world and has star cricketers from across the globe, is proof that this international sport is really taking root in the United States.”
Major League Baseball, outfielder, Mickey Moniak, said, “There are obvious similarities between baseball and cricket and I love watching the game, especially the shortest form. I can’t wait for the action in Lauderhill to begin and to feel a different level of involvement as an investor in the Unity franchise.”
Shaji Ul Mulk, Chairman, T Ten Sports Management, said, “We are delighted to have three big American sports superstars as investors in the US Masters T10 League teams. Their presence will certainly help us attract a lot of sports fans in the US and make cricket popular in the country.”
Ritesh Patel, CEO of SAMP Group and one of the main organisers of the American edition & League partner, said, “It’s absolutely fantastic to have Kayvon Thibodeaux, Maxi Kleber and Mickey Moniak as a part of the US Masters T10 League. They have a huge fan following in the US. They will play a huge role in taking the US Masters T10 League to great heights.”