Virender Sehwag to play dual role for the Gemini Arabians in MCL
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The exciting Masters Champions League Twenty20 (T20) is all set to commence from January 28 which will feature the cricketing greats and legends from yesteryear. Virender Sehwag who was roped into the Gemini Arabians side will now be leading the troops and has also named him as their Team Director. Players and management from across the globe came together in Dubai to unleash their team logo and jersey.

Nalin Khaitan, team owner and CEO said they wanted to attempt something different to present the team. He was quoted in a report from PTI saying, “All the cricketers have shown great enthusiasm and excitement in order to make this event a success. We look forward to translate this passion on to the field and produce exciting cricket at the upcoming MCL.”

The event was witnessed by children from several schools and were seen cheering he Gemini Arabian stars, represented by Sehwag, Saqlain Mushtaq, Richard Levi, Paul Harris, Jacques Rudolph, Graham Onions and Saqib Ali. Gemini Arabian’s team Patron Medha Ahluwalia made a special announcement and declared Sehwag as their leader and said “We are extremely pleased to announce Mr. Virender Sehwag as our Captain and Team Director. He has been a cricketer par excellence and we are sure his experience and knowledge of the game will see us through to victory. There has been an overwhelming demand across social media networks to make him the captain and we felt obliged to listen to our fans.”

Gemini Arabian’s also hails the likes of Kumar Sangakkara, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Brad Hodge, Justin Kemp, Muttiah Muralitharan, Kyle Mills, Rana Naved ul-Hassan and Ashish Bagai.

Just like the Cricket All Stats League, MCL is also an inventive concept that will let the fans and followers see their favourite stars and legends back in action. The tournament is scheduled to be played between January 28 to February 13 in Dubai and Sharjah.