The Masters Champions League (MCL) is a cricket league of the T20 format. The league’s first edition is scheduled to play between 28 January and 13 February 2016. The inaugural season of the tournament will take place over two weeks in Dubai and Sharjah. It will feature six teams, with 15 players each and the most interesting part about the players is that they must all be former international cricketers who are now retired from all forms of the professional sport. So basically this league will allow viewers to experience their favorite retired cricketers back in the action. It should also be taken into account that many retired players featuring in this league will be professionally playing in the twenty-20 format for the first time ever. Let us look at each team individually and break down the star players in each one:

1-   Virgo Super Kings

Players:

Graeme Smith(C), Azhar Mahmood, Brett Lee, Jonty Rhodes, Neil McKenzie, John Mooney, Dirk Nannes, Owais Shah, James Foster, Murali Kartik, Malinga Bandara, Gareth Batty, Hasan Raza, Jacob Oram, Humayun Farhat, Mohammad Yousuf.

Most Expensive Player: Bret Lee - $100, 000

Owner: Rhiti Sports

2-  Leo Lions

Players:

Heath Streak, Scott Styris, Brian Lara(C), Herschelle Gibbs, Brendan Taylor, James Franklin, Johan Botha, Robin Peterson, Fidel Edwards, Mohammad Tauqir, Neil Carter, Hamish Marshall, Kyle Jarvis, Ramesh Powar, Simon Jones, Darren Gough

Most Expensive player: Brian Lara - $100, 000

Owner: Manyata Dutt

   3- Gemini Arabians

Players:

Kumar Sangakkara, Virender Sehwag(C), Muttaiah Muralitharan, Kyle Mills, Saqlain Mushtaq, Jacques Rudolph, Rana Naved Ul Hasan, Justin Kemp, Paul Harris, Brad Hodge, Richard Levi, Ashish Bagai, Graham Onions, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Saqib Ali

Most Expensive player: Muttaiah Muralitharan - $120,000

Owner: Nalin Khaitan

4-  Sagittarius Strikers

Players:

Mahela Jayawardene, Daniel Vettori, Adam Gilchrist(C), Shane Bond, Khurram Khan, Phil Mustard, Tino Best, Nathan Hauritz, Alviro Peterson, Michael Carberry, Krishmar Santokie, Jonathan Trott, Yasir Ahmed, Mushtaq Ahmed, Gavin Hamilton

Most Expensive Player: Adam Gilchrist - $100, 000

Owner: Orange Limited

 

5-  Capricorn Commanders

Players:

 Abdul Razzaq, Michael Vaughan, Paul Collingwood(C), Andrew Symonds, Chamara Silva, Ashwell Prince, Upul Chandana, Ryan McLaren, Jeetan Patel, Rikki Clarke, Rory Kleinveldt, Ben Laughlin, Rizwan Cheema, Geraint Jones, Sunil Joshi, Saleem Elahi.

Most Expensive Player: Paul Collingwood - $100, 000

Owner: Sohail Khan

6- Libra Legends

Players:  Sourav Ganguly(C), Graeme Swann, Jacques Kallis, Brad Hogg, Ryan ten Doeschate, Ajay Ratra, Chris Read, Sean Ervine, Shaun Tait, Ryan Sidebottom, Michael Lumb, Marcus North, Taufeeq Umar, Nicky Boje, Ian Butler

Most Expensive Player: Jacques Kallis - $175,000

Owner: Popcorn Sports and Entertainment Limited