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Sanjay Dutt buys franchise in Masters Champions League for ex-cricketers

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NEW DELHI: Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt and his wife Manyata Dutt have acquired a team in the upcoming Masters Champions League (MCL). 

 

The couple are said to be excited to be associated with MCL and are looking forward to take their love for cricket ahead.

 

Masters Champions League, a T20 tournament for retired cricket players comprises of six teams. Legendary players such as Virendra Sehwag, Wasim Akram, Brian Lara, Jacques Kallis, and Dean Jones will be seen competing against each other.

 

The tournament will be held in the United Arab Emirates in 2016.

 

With the launch of the official anthem composed by Sajid-Wajid, this cricket tournament has been one of the most anticipated play-offs so far.

 

The championship has been conceived by GM Sports chairman Zafar Shah. GM Sports is a wholly owned by the Grand Midwest Sports Group operating under the umbrella of the Grand Midwest Group.

 

It started out with a local cricket club, GMW Royals, providing a platform for skilled cricketers to showcase their on field talents. By bringing current international cricketers into the region to play for their team on a regular basis, GM Sports has helped improve the quality of the domestic leagues and tournaments that GMW Royals participates in. It has since expanded into women’s football, supporting the local DWFA league by acquiring the rights to a team known as GMW Royals. GM Sports also has the naming rights forth Sharjah Cricket Academy. Throughout all of this, GM Sports has remained in the limelight by promoting sports activities in both the local and international communities.

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