Wanderers to host Champions League T20, 2010 final

Published: Tuesday, June 29, 2010, 15:00 [IST]
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Wanderers to host Airtel CLT20 Final

Wanderers Stadium will host the Airtel Champions League Twenty20 Final, the announcement was made as the format and match schedule for the second edition of the tournament was being made.

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.

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 major tournament as the best of the Cricket clubs will fight out for the ultimate championship crown.

Durban and Centurion have be hosting the 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 Indians and the Highveld Lions have been drawn in Group B alongside South Australia"s Redbacks, Royal Challengers Bangalore and West Indies" representative which will be determined in late July.

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).

Group A matches 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.


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