Australia star batter and former captain Steve Smith is likely to participate in the 2024 season of the Major League Cricket. Smith, who recently played his 100th Test, is the brand ambassador of the Washington Freedom and is most likely to play for the team in the next season of the MLC. The inaugural season of the T20 league is set to kick off on July 13, when Texas Super Kings will take on Los Angeles Knight Riders in Texas. 

Smith’s state team in Australia North South Wales (NSW) have a high-performance partnership with the Washington Freedom, which is owned by Sanjay Govil, Michael Klinger as well as Greg Shippered. Klinger, head of male cricket at the NSW, was in a conversation with ESPNCricinfo, where he opened up on the Aussie star’s relationship with the franchise. Not only this, but Klinger also talked about how Smith along with Moises Henriques can promote the franchise in the coming years. 

Klinger said, "Steve has a close relationship with New South Wales and Sydney Sixers. He obviously had five fantastic games in the last BBL, and to have him on board as an ambassador to promote the team is great. He's going to really lift the profile of Washington Freedom. 

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He added, “Some of his best mates, the New South Wales guys, are playing in the team, like Moises Henriques, and to be able to promote the Freedom with someone of Steve's stature is going to be great for us. We certainly hope it's a long-term relationship and we'll see how that goes down the track."

Notably, several Australian players, including the likes of Moises Henriques, Ben Dwarshuis, Josh Phillippe, and Tanveer Sangha are set to be featured in the first edition of the Major League Cricket.