Master Championship League MCL will be played in UAE in 2016. The tournament is starting in January 28th in Dubai, Sharjah and other fabulous grounds of UAE. The great thing about this tournament is that it is going to be the fun filled tournament which is based on the most senior players who have retired from International cricket. The players who have been ranked as legends in the world cricket, are going to play in MCL.
The members of ICC who have served as match referees before will also be taking part in this tournament. Roshan Mahanama who was a former Sri Lankan cricketer , he was famous for his great all round performance during the golden reign of Arjuna Ranatunga and Arvinda De Silva.
The latest news about the MCL is that Roshan Mahanama is going to act as the top head of officials for the MCL tournament. The services of great Mahanama are not limited to the cricket matches he played for Sirilanka. His services as ICC high ranking official are also very much prominent in his lifetime. He served as the ICC official by taking his big part leading the world cricket.
He served in 61 Tests, 222 ODIs and 35 Twenty20 in the position of match referee. Roshan Mahanama is a guarantee of best match referee throughout the years. Whether it was the world cup or the international matches all around the globe, Roshan had the chance to become match referee in all the countries against all the teams.
Roshan has been doing this referee job for almost 12 years. At the end of 2015, he has ended his journey which has been a spectacular one. ICC Champions Trophy was also refereed by the great Roshan in 2009. He said during an interview that he had to make a very tough decision to step down as match referee because he loves cricket. Someone as rare as Roshan has been observed best in his job so far. He travelled around the world and made some glorious decisions for the ICC Elite Panel.
Steve Davis, the ICC umpire has been well renowned for his services towards the cricket in the recent past. The great Steve Davis also retired from his umpiring tasks in the year 2015 when Mahanama made his exit from the match referee scene. Along with Roshan, Steve is going to headline the MCL as well. Both the legends of their time and great cricket lovers are going to be once again seen in the MCL in UAE.
MCL will be shown live on the global television networks like PTV, Ten Sports, Super Sports and Geo Tremendous to name a few. Legends like Saurav Ganguli will also be seen along with the master blaster Jack Kallis. No one can expect such a star filled event any less interesting than the world cup itself. All the great players who have retired from all nations are going to make this event really special.
The world will be watching this event live from 28th January. Talking about the Roshan and Steve Davis in MCL, no one has more relevant experience than them in their respective roles. One has been the best legendary match referee for over a decade. The other travelled the world for umpiring in the biggest most fabulous events of cricket over the years. Davis did exceptional umpiring in 57 Tests, 137 ODIs and 26 Twenty20.
Graham Lloyd, Peter Hartley and Jeremy Lloyds are also named as the officials for MCL . Gemini Arabians team will consist of Pakistani retired legends like Saqlain Mushtaq who will make the tournament alive with his off spinners. Muttiah Muralitharan is another Siri Lankan legend who retired from the international scene. He will also spread his magic under the supervision of Davis and Mahanama in the MCL.