MCL schedule announced: It's Sehwag vs Ganguly in the opener

MCL schedule announced: It's Sehwag vs Ganguly in the opener

By: || Updated: 21 Dec 2015 05:43 AM
Dubai: Virender Sehwag of the Gemini Arabians is pitted against Sourav Ganguly of the Libra Lengends in the opening match of the Masters Champions League (MCL), a Twenty20 tournament featuring retired international cricketers, according to the schedule announced.

The League would be played between January 28 to February 13 in the UAE, with matches being held in Sharjah and Dubai. A total of 6 teams – Libra Legends, Gemini Arabians, Capricorn Commanders, Leo Lions, Virgo Super Kings and Sagittarius Strikers – would be participating. Each team has a 15-member squad with star-studded line-ups including Jacques Kallis, Muttiah Muralitharan, Kumar Sangakkara, Adam Gilchrist, Daniel Vettori, Brett Lee and Brian Lara among others.

The MCL has acquired a 10-year approval from the Emirates Cricket Board, the official governing body for the sport in the Arab nation. 18 matches will be played throughout the tournament including the semi-finals and the final.

The tournament would proceed in a round-robin manner, with each team playing the other once. The top four teams would be proceeding to the semi-finals to be held in Dubai on February 11 and 12, while the final is scheduled for February 13 also in Dubai.

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Date



Time (IST)



Match



Venue


Jan 28 7:30 PM Libra Legends vs Gemini Arabians Dubai

Jan 29


3:00 PM Capricorn Commanders vs Leo Lions Dubai

Jan 29


7:30 PM Virgo Super Kings vs Sagittarius Strikers

Dubai


Jan 30 3:00 PM Gemini Arabians vs Leo Lions

Dubai


Jan 30 7:30 PM Sagittarius Strikers vs Capricorn Commanders

Dubai



Feb 3


3:00 PM Libra Legends vs Virgo Super Kings

Sharjah



Feb 3


7:30 PM Gemini Arabians vs Capricorn Commanders

Sharjah


Feb 4 3:00 PM Libra Legends vs Sagittarius Strikers

Sharjah



Feb 4


7:30 PM  Leo Lions vs Virgo Super Kings

Sharjah



Feb 5


3:00 PM Sagittarius Strikers vs Gemini Arabians

Sharjah



Feb 5


7:30 PM Libra Legends vs Capricorn Commanders

Sharjah


Feb 6 3:00 PM Gemini Arabians vs Virgo Super Kings

Sharjah



Feb 6


7:30 PM Leo Lions vs Sagittarius Strikers

Sharjah



Feb 7


3:00 PM Virgo Super Kings vs Capricorn Commanders

Sharjah



Feb 7


7:30 PM Libra Legends vs Leo Lions

Sharjah


Feb 11 7:30 PM Semi-Final 1

Dubai



Feb 12


7:30 PM Semi-Final 2

Dubai


Feb 13 7:30 PM Final

Dubai



 
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