The Masters Champions League that will be featuring some of the greatest cricketers of the past era has confirmed the name of an Indian legend as an icon player. The launch of the first franchise of the league accompanied the news of inclusion of this cricketing legend.
The tournament will be held in the U.A.E and is scheduled to start from January 28th next year. The tournament will comprise of 6 teams consisting of some of the greatest cricketers to have ever played the game. Some of the legends like Wasim Akram, Virender Sehwag, Adam Gilchrist, Jacques Kallis, and Daniel Vettori have already been signed up as icon players for the tournament.
Pooja Jhunjhunwala, co-owner of Libra Legends, confirmed the inclusion of Indian legend Sourav Ganguly as an icon player for her franchise. The Prince of Kolkata was recently seen in action against some of his old rivals in the All-Stars T-20 series. The co-owner was extremely excited over Ganguly’s inclusion in her team. She expressed her delight by saying that her franchise was privileged to have a player like Sourav Ganguly.
The destructive Indian batsman did look in nice nick when he scored a brilliant half-century against the Warne’s Warrior in the recently concluded All-Stars series. He played some of his trademark strokes during his entertaining knock of 50 from 37 balls. The franchise who has roped him in will be hoping that he is able to replicate his great performance for them in the league.
The “DADA” fans are super excited to see him again in action. The excitement that was visible in them when he played for Sachin’s Blasters was an evidence of how much his fans wanted to see him play again. There is no doubt that all the Gangulians will be waiting eagerly for the MCL to begin. Cricket fans all over the world are super excited to see their favourite legends back in action again. MCL certainly is going to be a New Year extravaganza to watch out for.
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