Ganguly named captain of Libra Legends in Masters league

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Kolkata, Jan 12 (IANS) Former India cricket captain Sourav Ganguly on Tuesday was named the captain and team ambassador of Libra Legends, a franchise of the Masters Champions League (MCL).

The 43-year-old who recently played for Sachin’s Blasters in the Cricket All-Stars series will be seen wielding his willow again in the MCL starting on January 28 in Dubai.

He would lead a team featuring the likes of former England off-spinner Graeme Swann, South Africa legend Jacques Kallis, Australian pacer Shaun Tait and left-arm chinaman bowler Brad Hogg. The Legends have former Indian fast bowler Abey Kuruvilla as their coach.

“It will be an absolute honour to lead Libra legends which has world class stars like Kallis, Tait, Swan and Brad Hogg. I am looking forward to some tough games,” Ganguly said.

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Asked if the league will be competitive enough, Ganguly said: “I believe it will be. They are greats of the game and they would not want to go out there and fail. Also there are some players who are still in touch. So it will be competitive.

“Also there’s (Virender) Sehwag, (Kumar) Sangakkara , Michael Vaughan playing in other teams so it will be fun,” he said.

The league will be played in Dubai and Sharjah and will feature six teams. The final will be played on February 13.

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