Masters Champions League: Ganguly, Sehwag and Collingwood named captains: Sourav Ganguly and Paul Collingwood – two former successful captains of their respective national teams and India’s dazzling opener, Virender Sehwag have been assigned the role of leading teams in the upcoming inaugural edition of the Masters Champions League, to be played in the UAE from 28 January.
Ganguly will lead Libra Legends, Collingwood has been named skipper of Capricorn Commanders and Sehwag to captain the Gemini Arabians. Sourav Ganguly expressed his delight at being handed the captaincy and will be up for some tough games.
While announcing the captain, Gemini Arabians also unveiled their team logo and jersey. Apart from Sehwag, Richard Levi, Saqlain Mushtaq, Paul Harris, Graham Onions, Jacques Rudolph and Saqib Ali were present on the occasion.
Capricorn Commanders franchise in the Masters Champions League named the three-time Ashes-winning England skipper Paul Collingwood as their captain on Tuesday. “It will be exciting to lead Capricorn Commanders in the first ever MCL. It is a privilege to lead such esteemed players who I have battled with over the years, and am happy to be with, on the same side. This will hopefully be the first of our successive, successful associations together,” Collingwood said.
Sourav Ganguly: “It will be an absolute honour to lead Libra Legends which has world-class stars like (Jacques) Kallis, (Shaun) Tait, (Graeme) Swann and Brad Hogg. I am looking forward to some tough games. Also there”s (Virender) Sehwag, (Kumar) Sangakkara , Michael Vaughan playing in other teams, so it will be fun,” Ganguly was quoted as saying in an official release on Tuesday.
Ganguly’s Libra Legends and Sehwag’s Gemini Arabians will lock horns in the tournament opener.