If you thought that you've seen the legends of cricket for the last time at the Cricket All-Stars, think again.
The attention-catching three-match T20 series between Sachin's Blasters and Warne's Warriors at the United States was not the last time we saw Brian Lara, Wasim Akram, and other greats of cricket take to the field.
The Masters Champions League (MCL), which has been given a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the ICC, is another T20 league planned for retired cricketers. And it is set to welcome these stars back once more, and we can see them in action early next year.
The tournament is likely to run from 28 January through 15 February, and there will be as many as six teams battling it out in the league in UAE. And a total of 90 retired cricketers will be looking to turning back the clock once more in the 22 yard-field.
While we await the names of all the teams participating, it was announced on Monday that former India captain and hard-hitter Sourav Ganguly is going to be a part of the MCL. 'Dada', who played for Sachin's Blasters in the Cricket All-Stars, has been roped as an icon player.
Lara, Akram, Adam Gilchrist, Virender Sehwag, and Jacques Kallis are also signed up as 'icons' for the league.
"We are happy to announce Sourav Ganguly as a member of our team. We are privileged to have such a player like him in our side. We wish to give quality entertainment to the fans through this league," Pooja Jhunjhunwala, co-owner of the franchisee said.
Meanwhile, it has also been announced that 'Libra Legends' will be the first franchisee of the league.
The Dubai International Cricket Stadium, the Abu Dhabi's Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium and the Sharjah Cricket Stadium will be hosting the 20-over matches.