The Masters Champions league has gained a lot of applause even without its inauguration. It is just the idea behind it to give the legends of the game a chance to play the T20 format in a less competitive environment. The MCL was launched in Dubai in presence of greats like Wasim Akram, Adam Gilchrist and Brian Lara. The next stage of the MCL was revealed as the governing council announced that the players willing to take part in the MCL can register online.
A press release from the council stated that the forms of registration can be downloaded from the official website of the MCL. It also stated that the players who are affiliated to the Federation of International Cricketers Association (FICA) will be emailed forms for them to enroll for the tournament. The release also stated that players who have played at least 5 international matches for their national team are eligible to play in the tournament. It also stated that every player must register and submit the form for review by the governing council of the MCL.
The chairman of the MCL, Zafar Shah said that this was the second stage of the MCL which will give the fans a chance to watch the legends one more time. He added that the names of all the players will go into a pool for the council to vet. After this, the auction for the players will take place. He also thanked the governing council for coming up with an excellent system for the players.
The MCL which will be played in UAE will only feature retired cricketers from all over the world. The last date for this registration is fixed as the 15th of July. The league will start in February next year and will have 6 teams fighting for the prize. Lara, Gilchrist, Akram and Kallis are already named as the icon players for the league. Kallis who was recently named as an iconic player said that the league to be held in UAE will involve a lot of high profiled retired cricket veterans from all over the world.