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Ricky Ponting in talks to educate Washington Freedom in Main League Cricket


Ricky Ponting might develop into the most important signing coup in Main League Cricket’s quick historical past after confirming he’s in talks to educate the Washington Freedom.

The legendary former Australian captain is deciding if he can decide to each the US-based MLC competitors and commentary duties on the T20 World Cup, to be held in North America and the Caribbean in June.

The second version of MLC will start solely 4 days after the T20 World Cup closing is performed in Barbados on June 30.

Ponting could be the highest-profile signing with MLC, a six-team competitors that debuted final 12 months and has acquired monetary backing from IPL sides.

“We’re not there but, I have never dedicated to something simply but, however I’ve had some preliminary discussions [with Washington],” Ponting instructed SEN. “The time of the 12 months type of matches in okay for me, however I’ve received a extremely hectic low season once more. Once I say low season, there is not any such factor as an low season for cricketers anymore.”

Ponting will coach IPL aspect the Delhi Capitals for a sixth consecutive 12 months from subsequent month forward of his potential involvements with MLC and the World Cup.

A extremely rated pundit for Channel 7, Ponting will not be but locked in to commentate the T20 World Cup. The World Cup would be the first broadcast in Australia on streaming service Amazon Prime, which acquired unique rights to ICC occasions till 2027 in a landmark deal struck final 12 months.

“It is probably one other massive 12 months of time away if I need it, so there are issues I’ve started working by,” Ponting mentioned. “If I am really going to be commentating the T20 World Cup or not and if I am not doing that, the place does MLC slot in?”

Ponting beforehand coached the Mumbai Indians and has labored within the Australian set-up, most lately as an assistant to former head coach Justin Langer.

“I like the teaching aspect of it,” Ponting mentioned. “I like working with the very best gamers on the planet and looking for a technique to make them higher, and profitable some video games alongside the way in which.”

Ponting’s former Australian team-mate Shane Watson was coach of the San Francisco Unicorns final season, whereas Aaron Finch, Dwayne Bravo, Rashid Khan and Quinton de Kock had been amongst star gamers concerned.

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