Akram, Gilchrist and Lara were present at the launch of the tournament here a fortnight ago. The next stage of process will end on July 15, which is set as the final date of registration.

"Players interested in participating in the MCL can now access the registration form from the official website of MCL. Alternately, players affiliated to the Federation of International Cricketers Association (FICA) will be emailed forms for them to enroll for the tournament," said a release.

"The players will need to enrol themselves by filling up the form and then submitting it for review by the governing council of MCL. Only players who have played a minimum of five international matches for their country are eligible and should submit the form."

MCL chairman Zafar Shah said: "This is the second stage of our process as we count down to our dream of seeing the masters in action. All the player names will go into a pool for the governing council to vet, before we begin the procedures for the player auction. I would like to thank the members of the governing council for coming up with an excellent system for the players."

The league will feature only retired international players and will be played in the UAE. Six teams will be seen in action with the tourney beginning early next year.

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