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Masters Champions League's fixtures announced

Source- ABP news

Virender Sehwag of the Gemini Arabians is pitted against Sourav Ganguly of the Libra Lengends in the opening match of the Masters Champions League (MCL), a Twenty20 tournament featuring retired international cricketers, according to the schedule announced.

The League would be played between January 28 to February 13 in the UAE, with matches being held in Sharjah and Dubai. A total of 6 teams – Libra Legends, Gemini Arabians, Capricorn Commanders, Leo Lions, Virgo Super Kings and Sagittarius Strikers – would be participating. Each team has a 15-member squad with star-studded line-ups including Jacques Kallis, Muttiah Muralitharan, Kumar Sangakkara, Adam Gilchrist, Daniel Vettori, Brett Lee and Brian Lara among others.

The MCL has acquired a 10-year approval from the Emirates Cricket Board, the official governing body for the sport in the Arab nation. 18 matches will be played throughout the tournament including the semi-finals and the final.

The tournament would proceed in a round-robin manner, with each team playing the other once. The top four teams would be proceeding to the semi-finals to be held in Dubai on February 11 and 12, while the final is scheduled for February 13 also in Dubai.

Full schedule:

Date     Time (IST)                              Match                                                    Venue
Jan 28    7:30 PM           Libra Legends vs Gemini Arabians                                 Dubai
Jan 29    3:00 PM    Capricorn Commanders vs Leo Lions                                    Dubai
Jan 29    7:30 PM       Virgo Super Kings vs Sagittarius Strikers                            Dubai
Jan 30    3:00 PM         Gemini Arabians vs Leo Lions                                         Dubai
Jan 30    7:30 PM    Sagittarius Strikers vs Capricorn Commanders                       Dubai
Feb 3     3:00 PM           Libra Legends vs Virgo Super Kings                               Sharjah
Feb 3     7:30 PM         Gemini Arabians vs Capricorn Commanders                      Sharjah
Feb 4     3:00 PM           Libra Legends vs Sagittarius Strikers                             Sharjah
Feb 4     7:30 PM               Leo Lions vs Virgo Super Kings                                  Sharjah
Feb 5     3:00 PM    Sagittarius Strikers vs Gemini Arabians                                 Sharjah
Feb 5     7:30 PM           Libra Legends vs Capricorn Commanders                        Sharjah
Feb 6     3:00 PM         Gemini Arabians vs Virgo Super Kings                              Sharjah
Feb 6     7:30 PM               Leo Lions vs Sagittarius Strikers                                 Sharjah
Feb 7     3:00 PM       Virgo Super Kings vs Capricorn Commanders                       Sharjah
Feb 7     7:30 PM           Libra Legends vs Leo Lions                                            Sharjah
Feb 11   7:30 PM                      Semi-Final 1                                                       Dubai
Feb 12   7:30 PM                      Semi-Final 2                                                      Dubai
Feb 13   7:30 PM                        Final                                                               Dubai



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