JOINT MEDIA RELEASE - SPONSORSHIP UPDATE - WELCOMING PARX CASINO & SPORTSBOOK TO THE PHILADELPHIANS FAMILY

Jun 7, 2022.
PARX CASINO AND SPORTSBOOK ANNOUNCED AS THE PRINCIPAL SPONSOR OF THE PHILADELPHIANS CRICKET FRANCHISE FOR UPCOMING MINOR LEAGUE CRICKET 2022 SEASON

The Philadelphians announced today that Parx Casino®, the number one casino in Pennsylvania, will join the team as its principal sponsor and official jersey partner for the 2022 Toyota Minor League Cricket (MiLC) championship presented by Sunoco, America’s first and only nationwide T20 competition. Parx Casino® will be prominently featured on The Philadelphians’ match jersey and other training and playing apparel.

Parx Casino® joins The Philadelphians’ family ahead of the team’s second season of play in MiLC, starting on Saturday, June 25. The Philadelphians, who play home games at Exton Park in Chester County, were founded in 2020 with the mission to elevate cricket across Pennsylvania, attracting international stars and developing homegrown talent through grassroots collaboration with local academies and leagues.

“Supporting The Philadelphians and their mission to build cricket in Pennsylvania is a meaningful investment for Parx Casino® in the local community,” said Marc Oppenheimer, Parx Casino® Chief Marketing Officer. “We know how much cricket means to so many of our customers and we’re excited to help build the sport and grow its profile across Pennsylvania through this partnership.”

The Philadelphians’ 2022 roster includes marquee signings Liam Plunkett, a World Cup winner with England in 2019, and Milind Kumar, a prolific batter in India’s Ranji Trophy and past selection for both Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

“We are delighted to announce Parx Casino® as the principal sponsor for The Philadelphians,” said Murali Kailashnath, founding partner of The Philadelphians. “Parx Casino® is a leading gaming and entertainment destination in Pennsylvania and we’re proud to partner with a company so well embedded in the local community with a vision to support professional cricket’s resurrection in America.”

Welcoming Parx Casino and Sportsbook to The Philadelphians Family

Philadelphia is known for its rich cricketing history with stories of General George Washington’s troops playing the game of “wickets” at Valley Forge, PA in the 18th century followed several years later by a long and highly successful run as the hotspot for domestic first-class cricket in the USA in the nineteenth century. The famed cricket team from this era, “Philadelphian Cricket Team,” is known to have featured some of the best talent in the region who went on to defeat high quality international teams.

The Toyota Minor League Cricket Championship presented by Sunoco features the strongest cricketers across the country with each team roster including a selection of marquee professional players, priority domestic players, and a required number of U21 and U19 players to support the development of emerging talent for the United States National Teams. 

The second season of MiLC begins Saturday, June 25 and will run for eight weeks of regular season action nationwide this summer. The Toyota Minor League Cricket championship will conclude with Conference semi-finals held Aug. 20-21 and Finals Weekend over Aug. 27-28.

FOR MORE DETAILS CONTACT

Email: media@majorleaguecricket.com 

ABOUT THE PHILADELPHIANS

The Philadelphians Cricket LLC was established in 2020 with a vision to bring cricket back to its old glory in Philadelphia and to scale up the sport at a professional level in America.

Driven by the rich cricketing history of Philadelphia and existing growth potential, the Philadelphians’ primary goal is to enable professional cricket by means of fielding a top quality cricket team representing the city of Philadelphia in Minor League Cricket, investing in player development programs at the grassroots level, developing infrastructure, engaging national and international professional players and coaches, working closely with the local community including its leaders to make Philadelphia a sought after and commercially viable hub for cricket in America.

ABOUT PARX CASINO®

Parx Casino® is owned and operated by Greenwood Racing Inc. and is the #1 revenue generating casino property in Pennsylvania. Parx Casino® is conveniently located 20 minutes north of center city Philadelphia on Street Road in Bensalem, Bucks County. Parx features over 180,000 square feet of gaming and sports wagering space with 3,000 slot machines, 148 live table games and 48 poker tables in a private room; live thoroughbred horse racing and simulcast action; Xcite Center, a 1,500 seat live entertainment venue; nine restaurants and bars; and complimentary parking for over 5,000 cars. In 2019, Parx Casino® launched sports betting with a $10 million world-class sportsbook and online sports betting. Greenwood Racing Inc. currently conducts online casino gaming and sports wagering operations in New Jersey and Michigan as well as in Pennsylvania under the betPARX brand.

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