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Monumental Sports, Willow By Cricbuzz Partner To Air Washington Freedom Major League Cricket

Willow by Cricbuzz, offering more live, streaming and on-demand cricket than any other sports service, and Monumental Sports Network (MNMT) today announced a groundbreaking partnership to broadcast Washington Freedom matches this upcoming Major League Cricket (MLC) season. The first match available to fans on Monumental Sports Network will be the Freedom’s season opener vs. MI New York on July 6, 2024, at 3:00 PM ET. The Freedom are the first professional cricket team to represent Washington, D.C. and began play in 2023.

The network’s slate will feature seven matches from July 6 to July 22. Monumental Sports Network is the exclusive local television media rights holder for the NHL’s Washington Capitals, the NBA’s Washington Wizards, and the WNBA’s Washington Mystics. It also boasts a comprehensive schedule of original programming and live men’s and women’s college basketball, college football, college volleyball, high school basketball, and esports, as well as Washington Spirit (NWSL), Old Glory DC (Major League Rugby), Hershey Bears (AHL), and Annapolis Blues (NPSL) games.

“Washington Freedom matches are an electric addition to our summer programming lineup and further our commitment to all sports fans throughout the DMV,” said Caitlin Mangum, Vice President, Content & Programming at Monumental Sports Network. “Cricket is undergoing a surge of popularity in the U.S. and we’re excited for a new audience to get exposure to the plethora of live, local sports programming on our air.”

“The unexpected success of the US national cricket team in the T20 World Cup has vividly shown us the untapped potential of cricket in America,” said Todd Myers, COO of Willow by Cricbuzz. “We are now at a pivotal turning point where we can leverage the country’s excitement and passion for the sport to build a broader, more engaged fan base nationwide. Our partnership with Monumental Sports Network is key in this transformative era, bringing premier cricket directly to American viewers and giving them a hometown team, the Washington Freedom, to cheer for.”

Fans within the network’s footprint can watch Washington Freedom matches live on Monumental Sports Network, which is available on both linear TV and streaming platforms. Viewers from Delaware to Richmond, VA can access these matches through their Pay TV subscription, directly on monumentalsportsnetwork.com, or by using the Monumental Sports Network streaming app, compatible with iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, and Amazon Fire TV devices. For those without a Pay TV subscription, Monumental Sports Network offers direct-to-consumer subscription memberships, which can be purchased monthly or annually either on their website or via the Monumental Sports Network app.

Willow by Cricbuzz will also distribute all MLC matches this season on TV and its dedicated streaming app. To learn more, please visit www.willow.tv.

2024 Washington Freedom Matches on Monumental Sports Network:

  • Saturday, July 6 vs. MI New York at 3:00 PM ET
  • Monday, July 8 vs. Texas Super Kings at 3:00 PM ET
  • Thursday, July 11 at Seattle Orcas at 8:30 PM ET
  • Sunday, July 14 vs. LA Knight Riders at 3:30 PM ET
  • Tuesday, July 16 at MI New York at 8:30 PM ET
  • Friday, July 19 vs. Texas Super Kings at 8:30 PM ET
  • Monday, July 22 vs. San Francisco Unicorns at 8:30 PM ET

About Jerry Milani

Jerry Milani is a writer and public relations executive living in Bloomfield, N.J. He has worked in P.R. for more than 30 years in college and conference sports media relations, two agencies and for the International Fight League, a team-based mixed martial arts league, and as a freelance professional. His PR clients have included Wizard World and FAN EXPO, which produce pop culture and celebrity conventions across North America, USA Wrestling, the National Lacrosse League, Strat-O-Matic Media, the Pacific Life Open and Pilot Pen Tennis tournaments and dozens of others. Milani is also the director of athletic communications for Caldwell University. He is a proud graduate of North Rockland High School and Fordham University and when not attending a Yankees, Rams or Cougars game can be reached at Jerry (at) JerryMilani (dot) com.

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