Former South Africa allrounder Jacques Kallis attracted the best bid of US $175,000 on the inaugural Masters Champions League (MCL) public sale, held in Dubai on Monday. Kallis used to be signed through the Libra Legends franchise, owned through Popcorn Sports activities and Leisure Personal Restricted.
Former Australia wicketkeeper-batsman Adam Gilchrist used to be the second one costliest participant within the public sale, bought for $170,000 via the Sagittarius Squaddies franchise.
Kallis and Gilchrist have been a few of the six icon gamers indexed for the public sale, in conjunction with Muttiah Muralitharan, Brian Lara, Paul Collingwood and Brett Lee. The bottom worth for all icon gamers used to be set at $100,000. Collingwood used to be picked up for $140,000 via Capricorn Commanders, whilst Muralitharan used to be signed through Gemini Arabians for $120,000. Lara and Lee have been picked up through Leo Lions and Virgo Tremendous Kings respectively, for his or her base costs.
Former Pakistan gamers Abdul Razzaq, Saqlain Mushtaq and Azhar Mahmood may also take part within the league for Capricorn Commanders, Gemini Arabians and Virgo Tremendous Kings, respectively. Former New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori and pacer Shane Bond will play for Sagittarius Squaddies, whilst allrounders James Franklin and Scott Styris have been purchased by way of Leo Lions. Kyle Generators used to be picked up through Gemini Arabians.
Each and every staff used to be assigned two marquee gamers from an inventory of 12 that incorporated 8 former global captains.
The MCL is slated to be performed in January 2016 within the UAE and has won a ten-year approval from the Emirates Cricket Board. The league is administered by way of former Australia batsman Dean Jones’ corporate, Primary Occasions Team.
Capricorn Commanders – Michael Vaughan, Abdul Razzaq, Paul Collingwood, Andrew Symonds, Chamara Silva, Ashwell Prince, Upul Chandana, Ryan McLaren, Jeetan Patel, Rikki Clarke, Rory Kleinveldt, Ben Laughlin, Rizwan Cheema, Geraint Jones, Sunil Joshi, Saleem Elahi.
Gemini Arabians – Virender Sehwag, Kumar Sangakkara, Muttiah Muralitharan, Kyle Generators, Saqlain Mushtaq, Jacques Rudolph, Naved-ul-Hasan, Justin Kemp, Paul Harris, Brad Hodge, Richard Levi, Ashish Bagai, Graham Onions, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Saqib Ali.
Libra Legends – Sourav Ganguly, Graeme Swann, Jacques Kallis, Brad Hogg, Ryan ten Doeschate, Ajay Ratra, Chris Learn, Sean Ervine, Shaun Tait, Ryan Sidebottom, Michael Lumb, Marcus North, Taufeeq Umar, Nicky Boje, Ian Butler.
Leo Lions – Heath Streak, Scott Styris, Brian Lara, Herschelle Gibbs, Brendan Taylor, James Franklin, Johan Botha, Robin Peterson, Fidel Edwards, Mohammad Tauqir, Neil Carter, Hamish Marshall, Kyle Jarvis, Ramesh Powar, Simon Jones, Darren Gough.
Sagittarius Squaddies – Mahela Jayawardene, Daniel Vettori, Adam Gilchrist, Shane Bond, Khurram Khan, Phil Mustard, Tino Very best, Nathan Hauritz, Alviro Petersen, Michael Carberry, Krishmar Santokie, Jonathan Trott, Yasir Hameed, Mushtaq Ahmed, Gavin Hamilton.
Virgo Tremendous Kings – Graeme Smith, Azhar Mahmood, Brett Lee, Jonty Rhodes, Neil McKenzie, John Mooney, Dirk Nannes, Owais Shah, James Foster, Murali Kartik, Malinga Bandara, Gareth Batty, Hasan Raza, Jacob Oram, Humayun Farhat, Mohammad Yousuf.
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