MCA 50 Overs Championship 2023 begins on November 18 – full schedule

Cricket enthusiasts in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, are gearing up for an exciting cricketing spectacle as the Malaysian Cricket Association (MCA) prepares to kick off the MCA 50 Overs Championship 2023 on November 18. The championship promises thrilling contests, intense rivalries, and a showcase of cricketing talent, with four formidable teams vying for supremacy.

Participating Teams

The MCA 50 Overs Championship 2023 will feature four competitive teams, each ready to battle it out for the championship title:

  1. Central Smashers
  2. Northern Strikers
  3. Southern Hitters
  4. Western Warriors

These teams will engage in a total of 26 matches, creating an action-packed tournament that is set to captivate cricket fans.

Format and Schedule

According to the championship schedule, each team will face the other sides four times during the league phase. With a total of 12 league matches per team, the tournament guarantees an extensive display of cricketing prowess. The league phase will culminate with the third and fourth-placed teams facing off in the third-place playoff on December 16.

The pinnacle of the championship will be reached on December 17 when the top two teams in the standings will compete for the coveted title.

MCA 50 Overs Championship 2023 teams and squads

Central Smashers: Ahmad Faiz (captain), Hasnain Ahmed, Kishan Kumar Ananthan, Muhamad Syahadat, Muhamad Arsalan, Adeshlie Alias, Aidan Michael, Ajeb Khan, Khizar Hayat, Muhammad Ashraf Azmi, Muhammad Asyraf Azmi, Muhammad Gulraiz, Muhammad Irfan Ashri, Norman Haiqal Norhasri, Ammar Uzair Fakri (wicket-keeper), Wan Muhammad (wicket-keeper), Abdul Rashid, Anwar Rahman, Haiqal Khair, Muhammad Luqman, Muhammad Wafiq

Northern Strikers: Vijay Unni (captain), Arief Yusof, Kenny Yang Cheng, Nazmus Sakib, Sanjhey Subanantha, Wan Syahmi Danial, Ahmad Akmal, Arif Ullah, Haziq Haiqal Idris, Naveed Ahmad, Sharvin Munandy, Virandeep Singh, Faris Iskandar (wicket-keeper), Hairil Harisan (wicket-keeper), Areean Zaharin, Kenneth Yang Sheng, Shivnarin Rajaratnam

Southern Hitters: Syed Aziz (captain/wicket-keeper), Abdul Rehman, Ahmad Arif Salman, Aslam Khan, Amir Khan, Aqeel Wahid, Ariff Jamaludeen, Bilal Ahmed, Mohamad Fathul Fatri, Muhammad Aalif, Muhammad Rifqi Iman Khamis, Sachinu Hettige, Ammar Zuhdi Hazalan (wicket-keeper), Ibrahim Zahid (wicket-keeper), Syed Aziz, Syed Rehmatullah (wicket-keeper), Devin Sehar, Dhivendran Mogan, Fitri Sham, Raham Khan Malik, Rizwan Haider

Western Warriors: Muhammad Amir Azim (captain), Aqib Javed, Hassan Masood, Imad Khan, Muhammad Asyqal Zakari, Zubaidi Zulkifle, Arslan Shabir, Firdaus Asri, Jinendra Muraly, Lokman Nur Hakim, Muhammad Akram Malek, Muhammad Muqri Jafri, Ainool Hafizs, Ahmad Asby, Mohammad Afiq, Muhammad Khairullah, Syazrul Ezat, Zulamry Bin Mohdin

Venues

The MCA 50 Overs Championship 2023 matches will unfold at two distinguished venues:

  1. Selangor Turf Club, Kuala Lumpur
  2. YSD-UKM Cricket Oval, Bangi

These venues are set to witness the clash of cricketing titans and serve as the battleground for teams striving for glory.

Previous Encounters

In February, cricket enthusiasts got a taste of the teams’ skills when Southern Hitters and Northern Strikers participated in the Malaysian Cricket Association T20 Super Series. While the Hitters bowed out in the Eliminator, the Strikers reached the final but faced a heartbreak, losing to Thunderstorm Outlanders by two wickets.

Live Streaming Details

For fans in India eager to catch the live action of the MCA 50 Overs Championship 2023, the FanCode app and website will provide live streaming services. However, it’s important to note that there will be no live telecast of the championship on any TV channel in India.

MCA 50 Overs Championship 2023 schedule and live match start times

All match timings are in India Standard Time (IST)

DateMatchStart Time (IST)
Saturday, Nov 18Southern Hitters vs Western Warriors7:00 AM
Saturday, Nov 18Northern Strikers vs Central Smashers7:00 AM
Sunday, Nov 19Western Warriors vs Northern Strikers7:00 AM
Sunday, Nov 19Central Smashers vs Southern Hitters7:00 AM
Tuesday, Nov 21Central Smashers vs Western Warriors7:00 AM
Thursday, Nov 23Southern Hitters vs Northern Strikers7:00 AM
Saturday, Nov 25Western Warriors vs Northern Strikers7:00 AM
Saturday, Nov 25Central Smashers vs Southern Hitters7:00 AM
Sunday, Nov 26Southern Hitters vs Western Warriors7:00 AM
Sunday, Nov 26Northern Strikers vs Central Smashers7:00 AM
Tuesday, Nov 28Western Warriors vs Central Smashers7:00 AM
Thursday, Nov 30Northern Strikers vs Southern Hitters7:00 AM
Saturday, Dec 2Southern Hitters vs Western Warriors7:00 AM
Saturday, Dec 2Northern Strikers vs Central Smashers7:00 AM
Sunday, Dec 3Western Warriors vs Northern Strikers7:00 AM
Sunday, Dec 3Central Smashers vs Southern Hitters7:00 AM
Tuesday, Dec 5Central Smashers vs Western Warriors7:00 AM
Thursday, Dec 7Southern Hitters vs Northern Strikers7:00 AM
Saturday, Dec 9Western Warriors vs Northern Strikers7:00 AM
Saturday, Dec 9Central Smashers vs Southern Hitters7:00 AM
Sunday, Dec 10Southern Hitters vs Western Warriors7:00 AM
Sunday, Dec 10Northern Strikers vs Central Smashers7:00 AM
Tuesday, Dec 12Western Warriors vs Central Smashers7:00 AM
Thursday, Dec 14Northern Strikers vs Southern Hitters7:00 AM
Saturday, Dec 16Third-place playoff7:00 AM
Sunday, Dec 17MCA 50 Overs Championship 2023 final7:00 AM

As the countdown begins for the MCA 50 Overs Championship 2023, cricket aficionados are anticipating a thrilling tournament that will leave an indelible mark on the cricketing landscape in Malaysia. The clash of bat and ball, the roar of the crowd, and the quest for victory will converge in Kuala Lumpur, creating a cricketing spectacle that promises to be nothing short of extraordinary.

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