Nine former New Zealand players have been picked up in the Masters Champions League auction and will take part in the inaugural 6-team tournament in the UAE in February 2016.
Jacob Oram, James Franklin and Jeetan Patel received the highest bids among the New Zealand players. Other players to pick up contracts were;
Jacob Oram - $74,000 (team Virgo)
James Franklin - $62,000 (team Leo)
Jeetan Patel - $56,000 (team Capricorn)
Dan Vettori - $50,000 (team Sagittarius)
Scott Styris - $50,000 (team Leo)
Kyle Mills - $42,000 (team Gemini)
Shane Bond - $30,000 (team Sagittarius)
Hamish Marshall - $28,000 (team Leo)
Ian Butler - $20,000 (team Libra)
The MCL is approved by the Emirates Cricket Board and endorsed by the Federation of International Cricketers' Association (FICA).
For more information on the MCL2020 please visit www.mcl2020.com
The Masters Champions League (MCL) is established with the objective of bringing together the real legends of modern-day cricket to participate in an action-packed Twenty20 tournament that is unlike anything seen before.
The Masters Champions League will be played in T20 format. 6 teams of ex-international cricket players will compete in an action-packed series within the United Arab Emirates.
The MCL tournament will take place in the three international cricket stadiums of the United Arab Emirates, which is an ardent promoter of the sport. The UAE is also home to a vibrant population hailing from all corners of the globe. It hosts hundreds of thousands of cricket enthusiasts, many of whom are diehard fans of the legends brought together by MCL.