Powell plans to take time off from cricket to focus on transitioning into baseball, and said that baseball is currently his “first and main priority.”
In the interview, Powell says his agent sent footage of him to some MLB teams, and that Vice President of International Scouting for the Los Angeles Dodgers Bob Engle had been in contact with him.
Powell, 25, is considered to be one of the best batsman in the world. He is currently going through contract disputes, which sparked his interest in trying out a new sport.
“To play international cricket and also have the chance to play Major League Baseball is what dreams are made of,” Powell said. “It’s an amazing story.”
Powell was at the Mets’ spring training facility on Jan. 9. In the coming week, he will try out in front of scouts for the Dodgers, Chicago Cubs, Detroit Tigers and Pittsburgh Pirates, according to the website.