Four of the six Major League teams will be run by the Indian Premier League franchises, with Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings, and Delhi Capitals picking up a team each. The GMR wing of Delhi Capitals will be owning Seattle Orcas, alongwith Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella.
Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings, who have investments in the foreign T20 leagues already, will run New York franchise and Dallas franchise. CSK onboarded local investors Anurag Jain and Ross Petrot Jr to pick up stakes. According to Cricbuzz, MI's Rahul Sanghvi and J Arun Kumar will handle the scouting activities in the country while Albie Morkel will do the talent-finding job for CSK.
Earlier, Kolkata Knight Riders had become the first IPL side to pick up a team in the Major League Cricket, investing in the Los Angeles franchise. With the arrival of DC, MI, and CSK, MLC is going to be yet another global T20 league with massive IPL influence.
As a matter of fact, two other teams, based out of Washington DC and San Francisco, have got Australian domestic side back as performance partner. Cricket New South Wales will join hands with the Washington DC franchise as the high-performance partner while Cricket Victoria united with the San Francisco franchise.