2016 Masters Champions League was the first edition of Masters Champions League which was also known as “Oxigen Masters Champions League” or “Oxigen MCL” due to sponsorship reasons. Gemini Arabians defeated Leo Lions in the final of inaugural MCL edition to become champions of the tournament. Six franchise based teams participated in the competition.

Masters Champions League 2016.


Dubai International Cricket Stadium and Sharjah Cricket Stadium hosted all matches of first Masters Champions League Twenty20.


There were six teams participating in the Oxigen MCL 2016 as the tournament organizers announced 6 teams for the first edition. The participated 6 teams in event were:


The schedule of first MCL twenty20 season was unveiled on 20th December 2015. The participating teams played early stage of tournament in round robin format. A total number of 18 matches were played throughout the 2016 MCL edition including knockout games. Final was played on 13 February 2016 between Gemini Arabians and Leo Lions which Gemini Arabians won by 16 runs.

Date Time Match Fixture Venue
28 January 19:30 Match 1 Libra Legends vs Gemini Arabians Dubai
29 January 15:00 Match 2 Capricorn Commanders vs Leo Lions Dubai
19:30 Match 3 Virgo Super Kings vs Sagittarius Strikers Dubai
30 January 15:00 Match 4 Gemini Arabians vs Leo Lions Dubai
19:30 Match 5 Sagittarius Strikers vs Capricorn Commanders Dubai
3 February 15:00 Match 6 Libra Legends vs Virgo Super Kings Sharjah
19:30 Match 7 Gemini Arabians vs Capricorn Commanders Sharjah
4 February 15:00 Match 8 Libra Legends vs Sagittarius Strikers Sharjah
19:30 Match 9 Leo Lions vs Virgo Super Kings Sharjah
5 February 15:00 Match 10 Sagittarius Strikers vs Gemini Arabians Sharjah
19:30 Match 11 Capricorn Commanders vs Libra Legends Sharjah
6 February 15:00 Match 12 Gemini Arabians vs Virgo Super Kings Sharjah
19:30 Match 13 Leo Lions vs Sagittarius Strikers Sharjah
7 February 15:00 Match 14 Virgo Super Kings vs Capricorn Commanders Sharjah
19:30 Match 15 Libra Legends vs Leo Lions Sharjah

Knockout Stage

11 February 19:30 Match 16 Semi-Final: Gemini Arabians vs Sagittarius Strikers Dubai
12 February 19:30 Match 17 Semi-Final: Leo Lions vs Virgo Super Kings Dubai
13 February 19:30 Match 18 Final: Gemini Arabians vs Leo Lions Dubai

Read more: Masters Champions League 2016 Points Table

TV Channels

Sony SIX and Sony SIX HD will be telecasting live matches of Masters Champions League 2016 on TV in Indian sub-continent. TEN Sports to broadcast the matches in Middle East whereas PTV & Geo Super will bring live coverage of tournament in Pakistan.

Sub-Saharan region based viewers can watch Oxigen MCL 2016 live on SuperSport.


Danny Morrison, Aamir Sohail, Mark Butcher, Mark Howard and Isa Guha were announced the official commentators for first MCL edition.

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