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Champions League postponed to October 2009

Published: Saturday, December 13, 2008, 10:08 [IST]
 
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Mumbai: The Twenty20 Champions League Tournament that was to be held between December 3 and 10 this year, has now been postponed to October next year.

Organizers said on Friday that the six million dollar event, involving eight teams from five countries, will now be staged in October 2009.

Champions League Chairman Lalit Modi said various issues, including scheduling, were considered before taking the decision.

"The governing council, comprising the founder board members, took this collective decision after taking into account all aspects," Modi said in a statement.

The governing council, comprising the Indian, Australian and South African cricket boards, also took into consideration the busy international calendar and domestic schedules of the participating teams, it added.

Teams from Australia, England, Pakistan, South Africa and India were due to have played in the event in Mumbai, Bangalore and Chennai.

League officials confirmed two teams each from India, Australia and South Africa for next year''s Champions League and that other participants would be finalised by the end of next month.


ANI

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