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FICA threatens to take legal action against MCL

The Federation of International Cricketers’ Association (FICA) is threatening legal actions against the Masters Champions League (MCL), the T20 tournament for the retired cricketers. MCL was intended to play over the next two years, but now FICA is threatening to disband the league on behalf of up to 50 players over “the systematic non-payment of players.” The […]

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MCL failed to honour player contracts, claims FICA

The inaugural Masters Champions League, popularly known as the MCL, was a big hit among the audiences but the tournament has now come under the scanner following the claims made by the Federation of International Cricketers Associations (FICA). FICA has claimed that the MCL has not paid ‘a significant number of players’ as per their contracts […]

MCL 2016
Best XI of the MCL 2016

The inaugural edition of the Masters Champions League (MCL) came to an end after an emphatic Virender Sehwag led Gemini Arabians defeated the Leo Lions to lift the silverware. The victorious Gemini Arabians were the only unbeaten team in the tournament and were rightly crowned the champions. The tournament in itself was a huge success, […]

MCL 2016
Stats: Sehwag’s fearless approach to Muralitharan’s stunning accuracy, MCL 2016 in numbers

Gemini Arabians emerged as the champions of the Masters Champions League (MCL) 2016 after they successfully defended the total of 130 runs they had set batting first against the Leo Lions, in a heartbreaking final, in which Gemini Arabians player Rana Naved was named as Man of the Match. Kumar Sangakkara was chosen as the Player of […]

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MCL Final Match Review: Gemini Arabians conquer Leo Lions to become champions

Gemini Arabians were crowned as the champion of the inaugural Masters Champions League. The champions beat Leo Lions by 16 runs in an exciting low scoring contest at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. The match had everything required to keep a cricket fan glued to the seat. Naved ul Hasan (4/9) bowled a magnificent spell […]

MCL 2016
MCL 2nd Semi-Final Review: Lions beat Superkings in a low scoring affair to walk into the final

While the first semi-final of the MCL proved to be a run fest, the second semi-final between the Leo Lions and the Virgo Superkings turned out to be a low scoring affair. The batting surface looked to be a bowler friendly wicket on the day, which is why no batsman looked comfortable at the crease […]

Virender Sehwag in MCL
MCL 1st Semi Final Review: Unbeaten Gemini Survive Mustard Scare to Storm into the Finals

A gritty half century by Mahela Jayawardene and late hitting from Phil Mustard were not enough for the Sagittarius Strikers to overhaul the mighty total of 191 set by the Gemini Arabians in the first Semi-final of the inaugural edition of the Masters Champions League. Phil Mustard almost took the game away from the Arabians […]

Rikki Clarke
Watch: Rikki Clarke pulls off a stunning catch to dismiss McKenzie

The inauguration of the Masters Champions League (MCL) has been a revelation. The chance to get to watch the players of yesteryear put up brilliant performances once again is nothing short of extraordinary. In a tournament comprising of retired players, good fielding is certainly a rarity. Comfortable catches and easy boundaries have been conceded as […]

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MCL 15th Match Review: Leo Lions beat Legends in the last league game

Leo Lions record a comfortable 11-run victory against Libra Legends in the final league game and finish at number 2 in league stage while Libra Legends finish their first season in Master Champions League (MCL) without winning even a game. Lions will now face Virgo Super Kings in the 2nd semi-final while Gemini Arabians takes […]

MCL Match 14th Review: Virgo Super Kings prevails Capricorn Commanders

Leg spinner Malinga Bandara produced a match-winning spell of 4/16 to bowl his team, Virgo Super Kings to victory against Capricorn Commanders. The Commanders top order was wrecked by Bandara who completely hampered their chasing efforts today. The Commanders had a modest target of 132 runs to chase and started off decently with Andrew Symonds […]