Bangalore, July 2: For the second year in a row, Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) will be held in India.
The 2014 edition of CLT20 too will be hosted by India after it staged the tournament last year. It is most likely to be held in September.
IPL 7 champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), runners-up Kings XI Punjab and third placed Chennai Super Kings have got direct entry while defending champions Mumbai Indians will have to play the qualifying round.
BCCI's suspended President N Srinivasan announced that CLT20 will be held in the country and hoped Chennai will host matches after missing out on IPL games this year.
"This year we have been unable to host IPL matches at Chepauk because of certain reasons. The issues are being sorted out and we are hoping that the Champions League T20 matches will take place in the stadium," Srinivasan had said in Chennai last week.
It will be for the fourth time in six years that India will host CLT20. India was the venue in 2009, 2011 and 2013. A total of $6million is the prize money for the tournament.
Previous CLT20 Champions
2009 - New South Wales Blues (Australia)
2010 - Chennai Super Kings (India)
2011 - Mumbai Indians (India)
2012 - Sydney Sixers (Australia)
2013 - Mumbai Indians (India)