The Masters Champions League will start from January 23,2016 © Getty Images
The Masters Champions League will start from January 28,2016 © Getty Images

Dreams of many cricket fans from all over the world come true as former legends from almost every cricket playing nations are brought together to play the game once again in the forthcoming Masters Champions League (MCL) 2016. With six teams named after the zodiac signs, the tournament will see the world greats play Twenty20 (T20) matches. Each of the teams will play one match against the rest of the teams in the group stage. The top four teams will qualify for the semi-finals and the winners will face each other in the final match of the tournament. The tournament will take place in Dubai and Sharjah with its inaugural match happening on January 28. READ: MCL rope in Oxigen Wallet as title sponsors
A total of 90 players, who have taken retirement from all formats of international cricket, have been divided in six teams with each team having a fifteen-man squad. The tournament has received 10-year approval starting from 2016. Apart from business organisations and sports management companies, Bollywood celebrities came forward to get associated with the game. While Manyata Dutt, wife of actor Sanjay Dutt owns the Leo lions, Actor Sohail Khan owns the Capricorn Commanders. READ: MS Dhoni opens ticket sales for inaugural MCL
Here are the six teams, their respective captains and squad:

Team – Leo Lions
Heath Streak (All-rounder, Zimbabwe),Scott Styris (All-rounder, New Zealand), Brian Lara (captain) (Batsman, West Indies) (Costliest buy) ,Herschelle Gibbs (Batsman, South Africa) ,Brendan Taylor (Wicketkeeper, Zimbabwe) ,James Franklin (All-rounder, New Zealand) ,Johan Botha (All-rounder, South Africa) ,Robin Peterson (All-rounder, South Africa) ,Fidel Edwards (Fast bowler, West Indies) ,Mohammad Tauqir (All-rounder, United Arab Emirates) ,Neil Carter (All-rounder, Scotland) ,Hamish Marshall (Batsman, New Zealand) ,Kyle Jarvis (Fast bowler, Zimbabwe) ,Ramesh Powar (Spinner, India) ,Simon Jones (Fast bowler, England) ,Darren Gough (Fast bowler, England)

Team – Gemini Arabians
Kumar Sangakkara (Wicketkeeper, Sri Lanka) , Virender Sehwag (captain) (Batsman, India) , Muttiah Muralitharan (Spinner, Sri Lanka) (costliest buy) , Kyle Mills (Fast bowler, New Zealand) , Saqlain Mushtaq (Spinner, Pakistan) , Jacques Rudolph (Batsman, South Africa) , Rana Naved Ul Hasan (All-rounder, Pakistan) , Justin Kemp (All-rounder, South Africa) , Paul Harris (Spinner, South Africa) , Brad Hodge (Batsman, Australia) , Richard Levi (Batsman, South Africa) , Ashish Bagai (Wicketkeeper, Canada) , Graham Onions (Fast bowler, England) ,Shivnarine Chanderpaul (Batsman, West Indies) , Saqib Ali (Batsman, United Arab Emirates)

Team – Sagittarius Soldiers
Mahela Jayawardene (Batsman, Sri Lanka) , Daniel Vettori (Spinner, New Zealand) , Adam Gilchrist (captain)(Wicketkeeper, Australia) (Costliest buy), Shane Bond (Fast bowler, New Zealand) , Khurram Khan (All-rounder, United Arab Emirates) , Phil Mustard (Wicketkeeper, England) , Tino Best (Fast bowler, West Indies) , Nathan Hauritz (Spinner, Australia) , Alviro Peterson (Batsman, South Africa) , Michael Carberry (Batsman, England) ,Krishmar Santokie (Fast bowler, West Indies) , Jonathan Trott (Batsman, England) , Yasir Ahmed (Batsman, Pakistan) , Mushtaq Ahmed (Spinner, Pakistan) , Gavin Hamilton (All-rounder, Scotland)

Team – Capricorn Commanders
Abdul Razzaq (All-rounder, Pakistan), Michael Vaughan (Batsman, England) , Paul Collingwood (captain) (All-rounder, England) (Costliest buy), Andrew Symonds (All-rounder, Australia) ,Chamara Silva (Batsman, Sri Lanka) , Ashwell Prince (Batsman, South Africa) , Upul Chandana (All-rounder, Sri Lanka) ,Ryan McLaren (All-rounder, South Africa) , Jeetan Patel (Spinner, New Zealand) , Rikki Clarke (All-rounder, England) , Rory Kleinveldt (Fast bowler, South Africa) , Ben Laughlin (Fast bowler, Australia) , Rizwan Cheema (All-rounder, Canada) , Geraint Jones (Wicketkeeper, England) , Sunil Joshi (Spinner, India) , Saleem Elahi (Batsman, Pakistan)

Team – Libra Legends
Sourav Ganguly (captain) (Batsman, India) , Graeme Swann (Spinner, England) , Jacques Kallis (Costliest buy) (All-rounder, South Africa, Brad Hogg (Spinner, Australia) ,Ryan ten Doeschate (All-rounder, The Netherlands) , Ajay Ratra (Wicketkeeper, India) , Chris Read (Wicketkeeper, England) , Sean Ervine (All-rounder, Zimbabwe) , Shaun Tait (Fast bowler, Australia) ,Ryan Sidebottom (Fast bowler, England) , Michael Lumb (Batsman, England) ,Marcus North (Batsman, Australia) , Taufeeq Umar (Batsman, Pakistan) , Nicky Boje (Spinner, South Africa, Ian Butler (Fast bowler, New Zealand)

Team – Virgo Super Kings
Graeme Smith (captain)(Batsman, South Africa) , Azhar Mahmood (All-rounder, Pakistan), Brett Lee (Fast bowler, Australia) (Costliest buy), Jonty Rhodes (Batsman, South Africa) , Neil McKenzie (Batsman, South Africa) , John Mooney (All-rounder, Ireland) , Dirk Nannes (Fast bowler, Australia) , Owais Shah (Batsman, England) , James Foster (Wicketkeeper, England) , Murali Kartik (Spinner, India) , Malinga Bandara (Spinner, Sri Lanka) , Gareth Batty (Spinner, England) , Hasan Raza (Batsman, Pakistan) , Jacob Oram (All-rounder, New Zealand) , Humayun Farhat (Wicketkeeper, Pakistan) , Mohammad Yousuf (Batsman, Pakistan)