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.
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.
|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|
|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
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.