In November this year, die-hard cricket fans were in for a treat when they got to see 28 retired legends of the game at one place during the Cricket All-Stars series. It was nostalgia all the way as Warne’s Warriors and Sachin’s Blasters took on each other in three Twenty20s (T20s). As clichéd as it may sound, cricket was the ultimate winner.

Come January/February 2016, the Masters Champions League (MCL) — a similar league of retired cricketers — will roll out. The player auctions for the six-team league happened recently in Dubai and were marked by some intense bidding. The six franchises have finally completed their star studded squads as the legends of the game will again get a chance to showcase their skills and enthral the world.

The MCL, which has already got approval from the International Cricket Council (ICC), will see a host of former international cricketers such as Sourav Ganguly, Virender Sehwag, Kumar Sangakkara, Brian Lara, Jacques Kallis, Shane Bond and Greame Smith to name a few.

This first edition is slated to start on January 28 next year and will go on till February 14. The six teams will accommodate a total of 90 players (15 members per squad) which will entirely be held in different stadia across the UAE. Find out which of your favourite cricket stars will turn out for which team:

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