Cummins has officially joined the San Francisco Unicorns.

Pat Cummins, the captain of Australia’s Test and one-day international teams, has made a significant move by signing with the Major League Cricket team, San Francisco Unicorns.

Currently representing Australia in the T20 World Cup in the United States and West Indies, the 31-year-old has committed to a four-year contract with MLC, spanning from this season until 2027. Cummins joins a squad featuring talents like New Zealand’s Matt Henry and Pakistan’s Haris Rauf.

Other notable Australian players, including Steve Smith, Travis Head, and Glenn Maxwell, have already secured contracts with the Washington Freedom. The 2024 MLC season kicks off on July 5th.

In his statement upon signing, Cummins expressed his attraction to San Francisco due to the franchise’s ownership, which consists of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs.

“While cricket remains central to my involvement, the global network and future prospects offered by the owners, particularly in Silicon Valley, present a distinctive opportunity for my life beyond cricket,” Cummins explained.

However, Cummins’ commitment to the 2027 MLC season may result in scheduling conflicts with the Ashes series in England.