Willow by Cricbuzz and the YES Network strike media partnership for Major League Cricket matches

YES to televise and stream defending Major League Cricket champion MI New York matches beginning July 5

NEW YORKJune 11, 2024Willow by Cricbuzz, offering more live, streaming and on-demand cricket than any other sports service, and the YES Network, the nation’s pre-eminent regional sports network, announced a new deal to air seven matches featuring the defending MLC champion MI New York this upcoming Major League Cricket (MLC) season. These matches will be available on both the YES television network and the YES App, as well on Willow by Cricbuzz’s TV network and its streaming platform.

This partnership will bring the exhilarating MLC action to YES’ coverage territory of New York State, Connecticut, northeastern Pennsylvania and north and central New Jersey, starting with the Friday, July 5 season-opener pitting MI New York against the 2023 runners-up Seattle Orcas (3:30 p.m. ET).

As MI New York, led by elite West Indian batter Kieron Pollard, gears up to defend their inaugural title, YES viewers can look forward to the thrill of seven high-octane matches. These electrifying encounters will air live on YES’ television network and on the YES App, which can be accessed at www.watchyesnetwork.com. YES owns the exclusive regional media rights of the 27-time World Champion New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Nets.

YES’ MI New York Schedule

  • Friday, July 5 MI New York vs. Seattle Orcas 3:30 p.m. ET*
  • Saturday, July 6 MI New York vs. Washington Freedom 3 p.m. ET*
  • Friday, July 12 MI New York vs. Texas Super Kings 3 p.m. ET*
  • Sunday, July 14 MI New York vs. Texas Super Kings 8:30 p.m. ET
  • Tuesday, July 16 MI New York vs. Washington Freedom 8:30 p.m. ET
  • Thursday, July 18 MI New York vs. San Francisco Unicorns 8:30 p.m. ET
  • Sunday, July 21 MI New York vs. Los Angeles Knight Riders 8:30 p.m. ET

Schedule subject to change

All YES Network telecasts will also be streamed live on the YES App

*Games streamed live exclusively on the YES App

“The recent triumph of the U.S. cricket team over Pakistan in the ICC T20 World Cup has ignited a nationwide cricket frenzy,” stated Todd Myers, COO of Willow by Cricbuzz. “In a strategic move to leverage this surge in interest, Willow by Cricbuzz and the YES Network have joined forces. This alliance will not only showcase the MLC and MI New York on a grand scale but also enhance the sport's visibility and accessibility. This transformative collaboration is poised to propel cricket’s skyrocketing popularity across the U.S. and invigorate a thriving fan base.”

“We are excited to welcome Major League Cricket and defending champion MI New York to the YES Network,” said Jon Litner, CEO, YES Network. “As sports fans around the world currently enjoy the ICC T20 World Cup, YES is delighted to partner with Willow by Cricbuzz to capitalize on the growing interest in the sport of cricket in the New York area by showcasing MI New York to sports fans throughout our territory.”

About YES

The YES Network, the most-watched regional sports network in the country in 18 of the last 21 years, owns the exclusive regional media rights of the 27-time World Champion New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Nets. YES, which has earned 146 Emmy Awards since its 2002 launch, also televises original biography, interview and magazine programs, college sports and Manchester City and AC Milan soccer. YES made the list of Forbes’ top 10 most valuable sports business brands in the world for nine straight years. Launched in 2021, the YES App has won two New York Emmy Awards in its first two years of eligibility.

About Willow by Cricbuzz

Willow by Cricbuzz is the premier destination for cricket in the United States and Canada, boasting the most comprehensive live, streaming and on-demand cricket coverage available. Guided by its mission to make cricket globally accessible, Willow by Cricbuzz combines cricket’s rich heritage with innovative broadcasting to offer an unmatched viewing experience.

Dedicated to excellence and innovation, Willow by Cricbuzz provides cricket enthusiasts with HD-quality live streaming, interactive scorecards and extensive coverage from nearly every major cricket board and tournament worldwide.

Willow by Cricbuzz’s TV network is also available through top providers such as DISH, Sling, Fios, Spectrum, Xfinity and Optimum, and also offers a dedicated streaming app available on all major CTV devices, including Apple TV, Roku, Samsung Smart TVs, Amazon Fire TV, Xbox One, Android TV, Chromecast, Google TV and more, ensuring fans never miss a moment of the action.

Explore the ultimate cricket experience at www.willow.tv.

About Cricbuzz

Cricbuzz is the global leader in cricket content, accessible across the web, iOS, and Android platforms on mobile and connected TV. Offering 360-degree comprehensive cricket coverage, Cricbuzz delivers ball-by-ball text commentary, compelling video analysis by the best cricket experts worldwide, timely news, match reports, editorials, statistics, rankings and live match streaming in several regions. With more than 125 million monthly active users globally and more than 495 million downloads as of January 2024, Cricbuzz is the largest single sport app in the world.