MCL will be broadcasted in Sony Pictures India and to be played among 6 teams © Getty Images
MCL will be broadcasted in Sony Pictures India and to be played among 6 teams © Getty Images

Masters Champions League (MCL) 2016 is set to kick off from January 28, 2016 to be held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) across two venues- Dubai and Sharjah. MCL is an opportunity to witness former cricketers playing against each other or alongside. The MCL consists of 6 teams- Virgo Super Kings, Leo Lions, Gemini Arabians, Sagittarius Soldiers, Capricorn Commanders and Libra Legends. The players’ auction took place on December 7, 2015 and Australian skipper Adam Gilchrist and South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis were the costliest bid.

England’s Paul Collingwood has been named the captain for Capricorn Commanders while former Indian batsman Virender Sehwag named director and captain of Gemini Arabians. MCL has roped in Oxygen Wallet as title sponsors and Sony Pictures Networks India acquire the broadcasting rights. MCL will witness other legendary cricketers like Wasim Akram, Brian Lara, Nicky Boje, Michael Vaughan, Sourav Ganguly, Kumar Sangakkara and many more. Below is the schedule and fixtures for the upcoming league:

Date and Time Match and Venue
Thu, Jan 28, 2016- 9:00 IST | 03:30 GMT Libra Legends vs Gemini Arabians, Dubai International Cricket Stadium
Fri, Jan 29, 2016- 4:30 IST | 11:00 GMT Capricorn Commanders vs Leo Lions/

Virgo Super Kings vs Sagittarius Soldiers, Dubai International Cricket Stadium

Sat, Jan 30, 2016- 4:30 IST|11:00 GMT

Match2: 9:00 IST | 03:30 GMT

Gemini Arabians vs Leo Lions/

Sagittarius Soldiers vs Capricorn Commanders, Dubai International Cricket Stadium

Wed, Feb 3, 2016-4:30 IST|11:00 GMT,

Match 2: 9:00 IST | 03:30 GMT

Libra Legends vs Virgo Super Kings/

Gemini Arabians vs Capricorn Commanders, Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium

Thu, Feb 4, 2016- 4:30 IST | 11:00 GMT,

Match 2: 9:00 IST | 03:30 GMT

Libra Legends vs Sagittarius Soldiers/

Leo Lions vs Virgo Super Kings, Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium

Fri, Feb 5, 2016- 4:30 IST | 11:00 GMT,

Match 2: 9:00 IST | 03:30 GMT

Sagittarius Soldiers vs Gemini Arabians/

Capricorn Commanders vs Libra Legends, Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium

Sat, Feb 6, 2016- 4:30 IST | 11:00 GMT,

Match 2: 9:00 IST | 03:30 GMT

Gemini Arabians vs Virgo Super Kings/

Leo Lions vs Sagittarius Soldiers, Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium

Sun, Feb 7, 2016- 4:30 IST | 11:00 GMT,

Match 2: 9:00 IST | 03:30 GMT

Virgo Super Kings vs Capricorn Commanders/

Libra Legends vs Leo Lions, Sharjah  Stadium

Thu, Feb 11, 2016- 9:00 IST | 03:30 GMT TBC vs TBC, 1st Semi-Final, Dubai International Cricket Stadium
Fri, Feb 12- 9:00 IST | 03:30 GMT TBC vs TBC, 2 nd Semi-Final, Dubai International Cricket Stadium
Sat, Feb 13- 9:00 IST | 03:30 GMT TBC vs TBC, Final, Dubai International Cricket Stadium

MCL will be Twenty20 (T20) matches between six teams and 18 matches will be played until February 13, 2016. You can catch all the live updates on CricketCountry.