Lara to play in new Masters Champions League

Dubai, Dec 9 (IANS) Cricket legend Brian Lara is among several West Indians who have signed up to play in the inaugural Masters Champions League (MCL) next month in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Lara heads a list that includes discarded West Indies cricketers Tino Best, Shiv Chanderpaul, Fidel Edwards, as well as Krishmar Santokie, reports CMC.

Best and Santokie will play for Sagittarius Soldiers, Edwards will join Leon Lions while Chanderpaul has signed with Gemini Arabians.

The former Windies skipper was among six icon players listed for an auction held in Dubai Monday ahead of the tournament. Lara was picked up by Leo Lions for their base price of $100,000.

Former South Africa all-rounder Jacques Kallis attracted the highest bid of $175,000.

The inaugural MCL is run by former Australia batsman Dean Jones’ company, Major Events Group.

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