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Oxigen Masters Champions League appoints CricHQ as tournament technology partner

MUMBAI: Oxigen Masters Champions League (MCL) has appointed New Zealand based CricHQ as the tournament technology partner.CricHQ was founded in 2010 by cricketers Stephen Fleming and Brendon McCullum and has additional investors such as MCL cricketers Graeme Swann, Michael Vaughan, Scott Styris and James Franklin to name a few.

CricHQ is a cloud-based, data warehouse driven technology platform for adminstering cricket. CricHQ’s clients include 49 national governing bodies as clients such as the International Cricket Council (ICC), New Zealand Cricket (NZC), Cricket South Africa (CSA), Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) and 100s of other associations such as Kerala Cricket Association (KCA) and Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA).

The Oxigen Masters Champions League is set to begin on 28 January with the final match to be staged on 13 February 2016. The inaugural Oxigen MCL matches are due to take place at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium (DICS) and Sharjah Cricket Stadium (SCS), which have previously hosted major cricket tournaments.

Grand Midwest Sports, the group that conceptualised the tournament, did so with an aim to take cricket to a higher level across the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Oxigen MCL CEO Zarah Shah commented, “CricHQ comes to Oxigen Masters Champions League with a proven track record. CricHQ simplifies the job with outstanding features for administering tournaments including scoring that can be viewed in real time. I believe it can work very well in assisting our operations.”

Last week, Sony Pictures Networks (SPN) was appointed the official broadcaster for the Indian subcontinent. Oxigen MCL has also secured, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the current captain of the Indian national cricket team as the brand ambassador. The first action packed match will take place between two former legendary teammates namely, Sourav Ganguly from Libra Legends and Virender Sehwag of Gemini Arabians.

CricHQ founder, CEO Simon Baker said: “The Masters concept is one that CricHQ think will be hugely successful. Oxigen MCL have done a fantastic job at getting the calibre of players required to make it a success. We love cricket and we’re excited to be involved as the technology partner for a cricket event of this calibre.”

MCL launched the official ticket sales of the tournament in December 2015. Tickets can be bought online at (www.ticketmaster.ae) with a ticket limit of eight tickets per person, per transaction. The tickets can also be bought at the following Carrefour outlets across the UAE:
  • Mall of the Emirates, Dubai
  • Al Shindagha, Dubai
  • Al Ghurair Center, Dubai
  • Mirdif City Center, Dubai
  • Deira City Centre, Dubai
  • Airport Road, Abu Dhabi
  • Baniyas, Abu Dhabi
  • Marina Mall, Abu Dhabi
  • Deerfields, Abu Dhabi
  • Ajman City Centre, Ajman
  • Sharjah City Center, Sharjah
  • Al Safeer Mall, Ras Al Khaimah
  • Al Manar Mall, Ras Al Khaimah
  • Al Jimi Mall, Al Ain
The official MCL website can be found at: www.mcl2020.com.

Fans and other followers can also keep up with the tournament via MCL’s official social media channels:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/MCL2020UAE
Twitter: https://twitter.com/mcl2020uae
Instagram: https://instagram.com/mcl2020UAE/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/mcl2020