MLC 2024 Domestic Draft Picks; 20 Players were picked by six teams

MLC 2024 Domestic Draft Picks

MLC 2024 Domestic Draft Picks: The 2024 Major League Cricket players’ draft was hosted on March 21, 2024 ahead of the season.

The draft was held virtually while an additional draft is scheduled to be held on June 16, 2024, to complete the squads.

The draft was conducted over 10 rounds divided on the basis of the salary cap, using the “snake” format. Out of the 125 players on the draft list, 20 players were drafted

The draft pick order was based on the reverse order of the teams’ finishing positions in the 2023 season standings. Los Angeles Knight Riders had the first pick, if the team did not have enough purse to draft a player, they were automatically passed to the next team.

MLC 2024 Domestic Draft Picks

A total of 20 players were selected last night to round out the six team’s minimum domestic player requirement. Check out the full MLC 2024 Domestic Draft Picks below for all participating teams:

  • Pick #1: Adithya Ganesh – LA Knight Riders
  • Pick #2: Hassan Khan – San Francisco Unicorns
  • Pick #3: Joshua Tromp – Texas Super Kings
  • Pick #4: Raj Nannan – Texas Super Kings
  • Pick#5: Ruben Clinton – MI New York
  • Pick #6: Hammad Azam – Seattle Orcas
  • Pick #7: Ian Holland – Washington Freedom
  • Pick #8: Amila Aponso – Washington Freedom
  • Pick #9: Corné Dry – LA Knight Riders
  • Pick #10: Heath Richards – MI New York
  • Pick #11: Tajinder Singh – San Francisco Unicorns
  • Pick #12: Ali Sheikh – Seattle Orcas
  • Pick #13: Derone Davis – LA Knight Riders
  • Pick #14: Karima Gore – San Francisco Unicorns
  • Pick #15: Lahiru Milantha – Washington Freedom
  • Pick #16: Jahmar Hamilton – San Francisco Unicorns
  • Pick #17: Matthew Tromp – LA Knight Riders
  • Pick #18: Yasir Mohammad – Washington Freedom
  • Pick #19: Ayan Desai – Seattle Orcas
  • Pick #20: Rushil Ugarkar – MI New York

Apart from domestic players, a handful of international signings were also announced during the domestic draft recap.

San Francisco Unicorns

  • Matthew Short – Australia

Texas Super Kings

  • Daryl Mitchell – New Zealand

Seattle Orcas

  • Michael Bracewell – New Zealand

MI New York

CHECKMLC 2024 Retained Players List For All Teams – Major League Cricket

MLC 2024 Domestic Draft Rules

  • The draft is exclusive to domestic players, like the previous season, however, teams are able to announce newly signed players during the draft.
  • Each team were allowed to have a minimum of nine domestic players and a maximum of ten, with a mandatory U23 player in their squads.
  • Until all the teams had passed, the draft round continued in the snake format.
  • Each team could draft two players in each level, if they had enough purse available

MLC 2024 Domestic Draft Salary Cap

The draft had fixed salary caps for each round, with the highest being $75,000 in the first round and the lowest being $5,000 in the Rookie (U23) round

  • First Round – $75,000
  • Second Round – $65,000
  • Third Round – $60,000
  • Fourth Round – $50,000
  • Fifth Round – $40,000
  • Sixth Round – $35,000
  • Seventh Round – $25,000
  • Eighth Round – $20,000
  • Ninth Round – $15,000
  • Tenth Round – $10,000
  • Rookie Round – $5,000