The Champions League Twenty20 tournament is probable to be shifted to South Africa due to logistical difficulties. Earlier it was scheduled to be held at various venues in India in October, 2012. The conclusion to move the tournament out of India was taken at the CLT20’s Governing Council (GC) meeting in Chennai on Sunday. The decision is probable to be approved at another GC meeting, to be held in Kuala Lumpur, on June 26, on the sidelines of the ICC yearly meeting.
South Africa had earlier hosted the Champions League in 2010 previous, to which the nation played host to the Indian Premier League in 2009. According to Sources Cricket South Africa’s acting CEO Jacques Faul has publicized that they are in the circle but a approval will only be conventional later this month.
However the matches originally planned in Calcutta would have over earlier the Durga Puja, Chennai’s decision to not hold any CLT20 matches would must meant that the whole contest would have shifted to the Eden.
Usually only the top three teams of the IPL contribute in the event. Mumbai Indians, which ended fourth at the recently-concluded IPL-V, have also been given the chance to take part in the contest.
The GC also accepted the contribution of Pakistan’s Sialkot Stallions in the contest. They will take part in the qualifiers to make the cut in main draw.