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T20 CHAMPIONS LEAGUE CRICKET 2010

Posted by anccricket on May 20, 2010 at 11:26 PM

        

                            




Wanderers Stadium, one of world cricket's most famous venues, will host the Airtel Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) .

The Airtel CLT20, the grand finale of Twenty20 cricket between the world's champion teams, will start on Friday 10 September with a Group B clash between Sachin Tendulkar's Mumbai Indians and Alviro Petersen's Highveld Lions at Wanderers in Johannesburg.

 

All matches throughout the tournament will be broadcast in prime time in India starting at 5pm or 9pm IST. Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore will fight it out in Group B, while Chennai Super Kings have been drawn in Group A alongside the Twenty20 champions from Australia, South Africa, New Zealand and Sri Lanka.

 


Wanderers, which has hosted some of cricket biggest matches including the 2003 ICC World Cup Final, 2007 ICC World Twenty20 Final and the 2009 IPL Final, will add another chapter to its storied history in September as teams from around the world battle to be crowned the best of the best.

 

Durban and Centurion have been awarded the Semi Finals on 24 and 25 September respectively, with the Final to be played at Wanderers on Sunday 26 September.

 

The 10 competing teams have been divided into two groups of five for a round robin phase before the top two teams from each group progress to the semi finals. Matches throughout the tournament have been evenly distributed across the four venues with each hosting at least five fixtures, including the finals.

 


Mumbai and the Highveld Lions have been drawn in Group B alongside South Australia's Redbacks, Royal Challengers Bangalore and West Indies'  Guyana.

 

Group A includes MS Dhoni's Chennai Super Kings (2010 IPL Champions), Australia's Twenty20 Big Bash Champions Victoria, along with the Warriors (South Africa's Pro Series Champions), Wayamba (Sri Lanka) and Central Stags (New Zealand).

 

Play in Group A starts on Saturday 11 September in Port Elizabeth with virtual international-strength clashes between the Warriors and Wayamba in the early match, and Chennai Super Kings and Central Stags in the late fixture in Durban.

 

Centurion gets its first taste of Airtel CLT20 action the following day with a blockbuster Group B double-header between the Highveld Lions and South Australia, and Royal Challengers Bangalore and the Guyana from West Indies.

 


Shashank Manohar, Airtel CLT20 Chairman, said:

 

"With 100 international stars qualified to participate through one – or more – of their Twenty20 teams, fans will be treated to daily battle between the world's best cricketers."

 

"Fans attending any of the matches throughout the tournament will be entertained by the highest quality Twenty20 cricket featuring South Africa's home grown heroes and world cricket's biggest and brightest stars."

 

A number of players have qualified to play for two or more teams, including Jacques Kallis (Warriors*, Royal Challengers Bangalore), Mark Boucher (Warriors*, Royal Challengers Bangalore), Makhaya Ntini (Warriors*, Chennai Super Kings), Kieron Pollard (South Australian Redbacks, Mumbai Indian), Dwayne Bravo (Victorian Bushrangers, Mumbai Indian) and Cameron White (Victorian Bushrangers*, Royal Challengers Bangalore).

 

New Zealand's Ross Taylor has become the first player in CLT20's short history to qualify for three teams, with his home team, Central Stags, and 'away' teams Victorian Bushrangers and Royal Challengers Bangalore qualifying for the event.

 


 

As was the case in 2009, if a player is selected to play for an 'away' team rather than his 'home' team (the team from the country he is eligible to represent in international cricket), the 'away' team must pay US$200,000 compensation to the 'home' team.

 

'Away' teams are not eligible for compensation if a player chooses to play for his 'home' team.

 


Note: * designates 'home' team

 

 

Key features of the Airtel CLT20 Format and Match Schedule

 

10 Teams divided into 2 Groups of 5

Top 2 Teams from each Group advance to the Semi Finals

23 Matches in total (same as 2009)

Group A – Chennai Super Kings, Warriors, Victorian Bushrangers, Wayamba Elevens, Central Stags

Group B – Mumbai Indians, Highveld Lions, South Australian Redbacks, Royal Challengers Bangalore, West Indies Domestic T20 Champions Guyana.


5 Double Headers

Matches evenly distributed across four venues

Semi Finals in Durban and Centurion

Final in Johannesburg


2010 Airtel Champions League Twenty20 Competing Teams

 

Chennai Super Kings (DLF Indian Premier League – India)

Mumbai Indians (DLF Indian Premier League – India)

Royal Challengers Bangalore (DLF Indian Premier League – India)

Victorian Bushrangers (KFC Twenty20 Big Bash – Australia)

South Australian Redbacks (KFC Twenty20 Big Bash – Australia)

Warriors (Standard Bank Pro 20 Series – South Africa)

Highveld Lions (Standard Bank Pro 20 Series – South Africa)

Central Stags (HRV Cup Twenty20 – New Zealand)

Wayamba Elevens (Inter-Provincial Twenty20 Cup – Sri Lanka)

Guyana (West Indies Domestic Twenty20 Champions)


CHAMPIONS LEAGUE 2010 SCHEDULE


 

Fri Sep 10

15:30 GMT | 17:30 local | 21:00 IST 1st Match, Group B – Mumbai Indians v Lions

New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg


Sat Sep 11

11:30 GMT | 13:30 local | 17:00 IST 2nd Match, Group A – Warriors v Wayamba

St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth


Sat Sep 11

15:30 GMT | 17:30 local | 21:00 IST 3rd Match, Group A – Central Districts v Chennai Super Kings, Kingsmead, Durban


Sun Sep 12

11:30 GMT | 13:30 local | 17:00 IST 4th Match, Group B – Lions v South Australia

SuperSport Park, Centurion


Sun Sep 12

15:30 GMT | 17:30 local | 21:00 IST 5th Match, Group B – Royal Challengers Bangalore v Guyana, SuperSport Park, Centurion


Mon Sep 13

15:30 GMT | 17:30 local | 21:00 IST 6th Match, Group A – Victoria v Warriors

St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth


Tue Sep 14

15:30 GMT | 17:30 local | 21:00 IST 7th Match, Group A – Mumbai Indians v South Australia

Kingsmead, Durban


Wed Sep 15

11:30 GMT | 13:30 local | 17:00 IST 8th Match, Group A – Central Districts v Victoria


Wed Sep 15

15:30 GMT | 17:30 local | 21:00 IST 9th Match, Group A – Chennai Super Kings v Wayamba

SuperSport Park, Centurion


Thu Sep 16

15:30 GMT | 17:30 local | 21:00 IST 10th Match, Group B – Mumbai Indians v Guyana

Kingsmead, Durban


Fri Sep 17

15:30 GMT | 17:30 local | 21:00 IST 11th Match, Group B – Royal Challengers Bangalore v South Australia, Kingsmead, Durban


Sat Sep 18

11:30 GMT | 13:30 local | 17:00 IST 12th Match, Group A – Central Districts v Warriors

St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth


Sat Sep 18

15:30 GMT | 17:30 local | 21:00 IST 13th Match, Group A – Chennai Super Kings v Victoria

St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth

 


Sun Sep 19

11:30 GMT | 13:30 local | 17:00 IST 14th Match, Group B – Lions v Guyana

New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg


Sun Sep 19

15:30 GMT | 17:30 local | 21:00 IST 15th Match, Group B – Mumbai Indians v Royal Challengers Bangalore, Kingsmead, Durban


Mon Sep 20

15:30 GMT | 17:30 local | 21:00 IST 16th Match, Group A – Victoria v Wayamba

SuperSport Park, Centurion


Tue Sep 21

11:30 GMT | 13:30 local | 17:00 IST 17th Match, Group B – South Australia v Guyana

New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg


Tue Sep 21

15:30 GMT | 17:30 local | 21:00 IST 18th Match, Group B – Lions v Royal Challengers Bangalore, New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg


Wed Sep 22

11:30 GMT | 13:30 local | 17:00 IST 19th Match, Group A – Central Districts v Wayamba

St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth


Wed Sep 22

15:30 GMT | 17:30 local | 21:00 IST 20th Match, Group A – Chennai Super Kings v Warriors

St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth


Fri Sep 24

15:30 GMT | 17:30 local | 21:00 IST 1st semi-final – TBC v TBC

Kingsmead, Durban


Sat Sep 25

15:30 GMT | 17:30 local | 21:00 IST 2nd semi-final – TBC v TBC

SuperSport Park, Centurion


Sun Sep 26

15:30 GMT | 17:30 local | 21:00 IST Final – TBC v TBC

New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg

 


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