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Liam Plunkett Signs Deal with USA’s Major League Cricket

Liam Plunkett, the World Cup winner, has signed a three-year contract with Major League Cricket in the United States. Plunkett, who was shunned by England following their famous World Cup victory, continued his career in the Country circuit, playing for Surrey and Welsh Fire in the recently concluded The Hundred. In the 2022 edition of Minor League Cricket, a farm league of Major League Cricket, he will play for The Philadelphians.

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Plunkett is now 36 years old and married to an American who lives in the Philadelphia metro area, so he was a natural fit for The Philadelphians. He’s also stated that he wants to take a mentor-player approach in the team and focus on coaching at Major League Cricket academies across the United States.

“I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to join Major League Cricket and focus my attention on helping to grow the sport in the United States. I’ve enjoyed a fantastic career with England, and after retiring from international cricket,

I am delighted to be able to help build cricket in America in both playing and coaching capacities,” stated Plunkett to the MLC website. “In addition, I am looking forward to supporting the team closest to our home in America by being able to play for The Philadelphians in Minor League Cricket.”

Mojo in 2015

Plunkett played 13 Tests, 89 One-Day Internationals, and 22 Twenty-20 Internationals for England in a career that promised a lot when he first came out in 2005. He regained his mojo in 2015 when he became a regular in England’s white-ball squads, with his best performance coming in the World Cup final at Lord’s, where he took three crucial wickets, including Kane Williamson’s.

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