Bangalore, Sep 11: Sales for Karbonn Smart Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) 2012 tickets have opened to the South African public this morning from 0900 (local time) on September 11, Tuesday, a media release from the organisers said.
Tickets are available online through www.clt20.com and physically through all PostNet outlets. A full list of all PostNet outlets across the country can be obtained on the PostNet website (www.postnet.co.za), the release added.
The tournament proper starts on October 13, but the Champions League qualifying tournament starts on October 9. The format of the tournament is that after the final two teams have been decided via the qualifying tournament, all ten teams are divided into two groups of five teams per group.
The Group stage comprises two teams from South Africa - the Titans and the Highveld Lions. The Perth Scorchers and Sydney Sixers are the two teams from Australia. Kolkata Knight Riders, Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Daredevils and Mumbai Indians, the defending CLT20 champions, are the sides from India.
The Titans are in Group A with the Kolkata Knight Riders, the Perth Scorchers and the Delhi Daredevils and the top team from Pool 1. The Highveld Lions are in Group B with the Chennai Super Kings, the Mumbai Indians and the Sydney Sixes. They will be joined by the top team from Pool 2.
The Group Stage will be preceded by a Qualifying Stage that will feature six teams, divided into two Pools of three teams each.
Pool 1 comprises Hampshire (England), Sialkot Stallions (Pakistan) and Auckland Aces (New Zealand). Pool 2 features Yorkshire (England), Trinidad and Tobago (West Indies) and Uva Next (Sri Lanka).
The Group Stage will commence on 13 October 2012, with a double-header at Centurion. The Titans will take on the Perth Scorchers, and the Kolkata Knight Riders will play the Delhi Daredevils later in the day.
Ticket prices for the tournament vary and generally range from South African Rand (ZAR30-ZAR110) for double-header tickets depending on where you sit.
Champions League Twenty20 Broadcasters
South Asia - ESPN Star Sports
Middle East and North Africa - Cric One
Sub Saharan and South Africa -Supersport
Europe and UK - Eurosport
USA - ESPN3
Caribbean - ESPN
Papua New Guinea - Hitron
Hong Kong - PCCW
Singapore - Singtel
China & Macau - Star Sports