DUBAI (Staff Report) – The first Master Cricket League (MCL) T20 match will be played between Libra Legends and Gemini Arabians on Thursday at the Dubai International Stadium.
The match will be started at 8.00 pm (PST). The mega event will be telecast by Sony (Sony SIX), Geo Sports and Geo Tez.
The cricket buffs will be presented with an exciting T20 tournament that boasts of former international cricketers who have now bid goodbye to professional sport. Six teams will battle out in the MCL T20 2016 that will see a total of 18 matches played in United Arab Emirates from January 28 to February 13.
According to India.com, the concept of MCL is pretty simple. It truly understands that ardent fans of retired iconic cricketing figures misses their favourites involved in on-field action. Designed and approved tournament of the International Cricket Council (ICC), Masters Champions League is for players who have retired from international cricket.
The MCL T20 2016 teams and full Squad with players list:
Virgo Super Kings: Graeme Smith (C), Azhar Mahmood, Brett Lee, Jonty Rhodes, Neil McKenzie, John Mooney, Dirk Nannes, Owais Shah, James Foster, Murali Kartik, Malinga Bandara, Gareth Batty, Hasan Raza, Jacob Oram, Humayun Farhat, Mohammad Yousuf.
Libra Legends: Sourav Ganguly (C), Graeme Swann, Jacques Kallis, Brad Hogg, Ryan ten Doeschate, Ajay Ratra, Chris Read, Sean Ervine, Shaun Tait, Ryan Sidebottom, Micahel Lumb, Marcus North, Taufeeq Umar, Nicky Boje, Ian Buttler.
Capricorn Commanders: Paul Collingwood (C), Michael Vaughan, Abdul Razzaq, Andrew Symonds, Chamara Silva, Ashwell Prince, Upul Chandana, Ryan McLaren, Jeetan Patel, Rikki Clarke, Rory Kleinveldt, Ben Laughlin, Rizwan Cheema, Geraint Jones, Sunil Joshi, Saleem Elahi.
Gemini Arabians: Virender Sehwag (C), Muttiah Muralitharan, Kumar Sangakkara, Kyle Mills, Saqlain Mushtaq, Jacques Rudolph, Rana Naved ul Hasan, Justin Kemp, Paul Harris, Brad Hodge, Richard Levi, Ashish Bagai, Graham Onions, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Saqib Ali.
Leo Lions: Brian Lara (C), Heath Streak, Herschelle Gibbs, Brendan Taylor, James Franklin, Johan Botha, Robin Peterson, Fidel Edwards, Mohammad Tauqir, Neil Carter, Hamish Marshall, Kyle Jarvis, Ramesh Powar, Simon Jones, Darren Gough.
Sagittarius Strikers: Adam Gilchrist (C), Mahela Jayawardene, Daniel Vettori, Shane Bond, Khurram Khan, Phil Mustard, Tino Best, Nathan Hauritz, Alviro Peterson, Michael Carberry, Krishmar Santokie, Jonathan Trott, Yasir Ahmed, Mushtaq Ahmed, Gavin Hamilton.
Masters Champions League (MCL T20) 2016 schedule: