Dubai, Jan 27: Some of the legends of the game will be back in action in the Masters Champions League (MCL) Twenty20 tournament starting from tomorrow (January 28) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
"The matches will be telecast live on Sony SIX in India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Afghanistan and Maldives," the organisers said.
Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN), (formerly Multi Screen Media Private Ltd), has bagged the exclusive rights to the first edition of the MCL which will begin on 28 January 2016, it added.
Prasana Krishnan, Business Head, Sony SIX and KIX, said, "Most fans have grown up watching these International and Indian legends play and the tournament gives them an opportunity to connect with them again. Viewers of Sony SIX can look forward to some great cricketing action and we are excited to partner with the Masters Champions League as a result."
Sam Khan, Chief Executive Director, MCL, said, "We are delighted that we are partnering with Sony SIX. They have an outstanding reputation as a sports broadcaster and have played an integral role in promoting and growing the game. We are very confident that they will do all that is necessary to do the same for the MCL."
Brian Lara, Jacques Kallis, Sourav Ganguly, Virender Sehwag, Muttaiah Muralitharan, Adam Gilchrist, Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara are some of the big names who will take the field.
There are 6 teams in the fray and the matches will be hosted by Dubai and Sharjah. The final is on February 13. India's limited overs captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the brand ambassador.
List of broadcasters for MCL 2016
Sony Pictures Network (India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Afghanistan and Maldives)
PTV and Geo Super in Pakistan
SuperSport (Africa and sub-Saharan Africa)
Ten (Middle East)
Commentators for the tournament
Aamir Sohail, Danny Morrison, Mark Butcher, Mark Howard and Isa Guha
The official hashtag are #MCL2020 #TheMastersAreBack