MCL 2020 Schedule: All you Folks out there who are ardent Cricket freaks, we are gonna witness some of the world’s best players coming under one roof. Yes, you read it right, the Masters Champions League (MCL) is a league which is formed basically for the retired crickets. The league is formed by Zafar Shah, Chairman of GM Sports. The MCL will let all the cricket lovers across the world to watch their favorite cricketers of all time. The league is all set to kickstart in January 2016.
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It is basically a T20 League played by Six teams with a total of 90 players.The first season will start in the last week of January which will take place in Karachi and Lords. All the Cricket enthusiasts will witness some of the crackers of a game as a galaxy of Cricket stars are coming together to play the first inaugural version of MCL T20 Over game.
Masters Champions League (MCL) 2016 Fixtures, Teams: Inaugural Match Kickstart on 28th January 2016
The Masters Champions League (MCL) is an upcoming T20 series which is being played in Karachi and Lords for over two weeks. The match features some of the greatest legends ever played the game of Cricket. The Cricket icons like Sourav Ganguly, Wasim Akram, Brian Lara, Virender Sehwag, Adam Gilchrist, etc. Zafar Shah, the Chairman of GM Sports has taken up the initiative and the MCL was launched in Dubai on 3rd June 2015. The MCL has got the official approval from the Emirates Cricket Board. The MCL has received a 10-year approval from the Emirates Cricket Board.
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The company operates under the umbrella of the Grand Midwest Group and is a promoter of sports activities in the region. GM Sports will also allow legendary cricketers to assist former teammates and comrades who face financial distress in retirement. The MCL governing body includes 8 key peoples, Allan Border, Graham Gooch, Zafar Shah (Chairman), Abdul Rahman Falaknaz (President), Zarah Shah (CEO), Amin Farooq (Joint Secretary), Mohammed Raza Khan (Director), Ghazi Al Madani (Member).
MCL 2020 – Masters Champions League Teams
The tournament will have six teams in its first year with a total of 90 players taking part. Each team will have 15 members squad. The players who will play are now retired from all forms of the professional sport and should retire from all forms of International Cricket. This series kicks off on 28th January and will end on 13th February 2016. The series has also been approved by the Emirates Cricket Board.
Here is the MCL 2020 Schedule
Now coming to the details of the tournament, the league will have six teams, Libra Legends, Gemini Arabians, Sagittarius Soldiers, Virgo Super Kings, Capricorn Commanders, Leo Lions. The owners of Libra Legends, Gemini Arabians, Sagittarius Soldiers, Virgo Super Kings, Capricorn Commanders, Leo Lions are Popcorn Sports and Entertainment Limited, Nalim Khaitan, Orange Limited, Rhiti Sports, Sohail Khan, Manyata Dutt respectively. The first inaugural match of MCL will be played between Libra Legends VS Gemini Arabians on 28th January in Dubai. Let’s see how the teams are:
|S.No||Libra Legends||Gemini Arabians||Sagittarius Soldiers||Virgo Super Kings||Capricorn Commanders||Leo Lions|
|2||Brad Hogg||Kyle Mills||Shane Bond||Jonty Rhodes||Andrew Symonds||Herschelle Gibbs|
|3||Sourav Ganguly||Saqlain Mushtaq||Mahela Jayawardene||Neil McKenzie||Chamara Silva||Brendan Taylor|
|4||Graeme Swann||Virender Sehwag||Daniel Vettori||Graeme Smith||Ashwell Prince||James Franklin|
|5||Ryan Ten Doeschate||Kumar Sangakkara||Khurram Khan||Azhar Mahmood||Upul Chandana||Johan Botha|
|6||Ajay Ratra||Jacques Rudolph||Phil Mustard||John Mooney||Michael Vaughan||
|7||Chris Read||Rana Naved-ul-Hasan||Tino Best||Dirk Nannes||Abdul Razzaq||Fidel Edwards|
|8||Sean Ervine||Justin Kemp||
|Owais Shah||Ryan McLaren||Scott Styris|
|9||Shaun Tait||Paul Harris||Alviro Petersen||James Foster||Jeetan Patel||Heath Streak|
|10||Ryan Sidebottom||Brad Hodge||
|Murali Kartik||Rikki Clarke||Mohammad Tauqir|
|11||Taufeeq Umar||Richard Levi||–||
|Rory Kleinveldt||Neil Carter|
|12||Michael Lumb||Ashish Bagai||–||Gareth Batty||Krishmar Santokie||Hamish Marshall|
|13||Marcus North||Shivnarine Chanderpaul||–||Hasan Raza||Ben Laughlin||Kyle Jarvis|
|14||–||Saqib Ali||–||–||Rizwan Cheema||Ramesh Powar|
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