USA Cricket: Corey Anderson said goodbye to New Zealand as he joins MLC

Celebrated New Zealand all-rounder, Corey Anderson called it a day for the New Zealand international team as he has signed a three-year indenture with Major League Cricket, USA. The deal will be encompassing his services for Major and Minor League Cricket and a coaching enterprise at the cricket academies that come under the MLC.

The 29-year-old Kiwi cricketer made his debut in 2012 and has shuffled himself well across the other formats of the game. He grabbed the limelight when he powered a 36-ball-100 against West Indies, rattling Shahid Afridi’s record of fastest ODI century. It held for a certain period of time before AB De Villiers went berserk and broke that record.

This is what Corey Anderson had to say

Anderson told Cricbuzz, “It’s been a huge honor and extremely proud to represent New Zealand. I would have loved to have achieved and played more but just is what it is sometimes, and different opportunities arise and send you in a direction you never thought would be a possibility. Very appreciative for everything that NZC has done for me.”

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He had a rip-roaring season with the Mumbai Indians in IPL 2014, that saw him playing a crucial role in an otherwise marred season for the Men in Blue.

When asked about MLC T20 Cricket, Anderson cited, “I went out there for a few minutes but decided to stay back to watch the entire game. It turned out to be a super over [game]!” 

Anderson will be joining the echelons of the MLC T20 League alongside Pakistan’s Sami Aslam and South Africa’s Dane Piedt.

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