Masters Champions League to be telecast on Sony
New Delhi : Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN) has bagged the exclusive rights to the first edition of the Masters Champions League (MCL), a T20 cricket league which will starts January 28 next year.
Further expanding its bouquet of international sporting events, Sony SIX, India’s premier sports entertainment channel, will telecast all the 18 matches of the inaugural edition of the tournament live and exclusive from Dubai and Sharjah to across the Indian sub-continent.
The MCL has also secured, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the current captain of the Indian national cricket team as the brand ambassador. Six teams will take part in the tournament led by an Icon Player and each team has been named after zodiac signs, such as Libra, Gemini, Sagittarius, Virgo, Capricorn and Leo.
The first MCL match has been scheduled with two former teammates, Sourav Ganguly from Libra Legends and Virender Sehwag from Gemini Arabians, leading their teams to play against each other at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium (DICS).
Iconic players like Brian Lara, Muttiah Muralitharan, Adam Gilchrist, Paul Collingwood, Brett Lee, Jacques Kallis, Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara among others have also been drafted in the MCL teams . The final match of the MCL will also be staged at the DICS on 13 February 2016.
The acquisition of MCL further adds to the network’s line-up of live cricket T20 events which presently include the Vivo Indian Premier League, Karnataka Premier League, Ram Slam T20 Challenge and Caribbean Premier League.
MCL launched the official ticket sales of the tournament earlier this week with Dhoni giving a special video message to fans.