SA to host Champions League

2010-04-25 15:56

Mumbai - The Airtel Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) Governing Council has today announced that this year's tournament will be held in South Africa from September 10 - 26.

The Governing Council has accepted Cricket South Africa's offer to host the tournament, with the venues and competing teams for the second edition of the world's premier domestic Twenty20 competition to be finalized in the coming weeks.

Airtel Champions League Twenty20 Chairman, Lalit Modi, said:

"South Africa is considered an ideal CLT20 host after successfully staging the Indian Premier League and ICC World Twenty20 tournaments in recent years, as well as the strong support shown for its domestic Pro20 Series competition."

The CLT20 Governing Council is scheduled to meet in May to finalise the details for the tournament.

It comprises the three founding member boards of the tournament, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Cricket Australia (CA) and Cricket South Africa (CSA).


  • Carl - 2010-04-25 17:04


  • Stephen - 2010-04-25 18:40

    Now thats just awesome. cannot wait to go to games.

  • Loxodont - 2010-04-25 19:23

    How can you have on the same page such a negative feature on voting for the least favourite Protea player? Try something a little more positive to encourage the team please - how would you feel if you got the most votes???

  • Ron - 2010-04-25 20:05

    It's going to be interesting to see which team Kallis will run out onto the park with?

  • Lloydster(uk) - 2010-04-25 20:47

    This is just far too much 20/20 cricket for the sake of cricket. The only winners are the administrators cashing in. Look at the IPL,its now in chaos. The players are" dead beat" on their feet,pretending to enjoy, the spectators are having to dig deep in the wallets for more cash to watch a farsical game.Say NO before cricket is played by bankers.

  • what do you know hey - 2010-04-25 21:18

    That's very nice of them! So despite what the over the top negative mindset of the British media says about SA ability to host any event of this kind of magnitude we still get the chance one again to showcase something special.I bet the English media will find something rotten to say about South Africa now again as they always do.Like this article in News of the World this morning that said "World Cup will spread Aids across the globe".THE new leader of South Africa's white supremacists Steyn van Ronge last night warned "South Africa will export Aids to the world," "Six million people here have it and more than 40,000 prostitutes will be imported for the World Cup. So if football fans coming here don't have high moral standards, they will go home and Aids will explode to the highest level ever seen. Millions of people will die".This must be the lowest level of depravity in media reporting that any uncivilized person can go down to.So now we gonna spread Aids.What's next then hey?Ebola virus,Severe acute respiratory syndrome(SARS),Swine FLU.How pathetic can they get.

  • Cricket fan - 2010-04-26 07:27

    Great news for SA... @ Lloydster(uk)....Pls shut your trap....if it's too much 20/20 cricket , then why the *uck do you read these articles then....go and have tea with your brothers in England..

  • KENZO - 2010-04-26 09:53

    oh now ther's no crme cos cricket is cominn hey,wer r those ppl telling ppl that theres war,maybe they should tell the IPL official not to bring it here.

  • Scuba - 2010-04-26 11:01

    All I can say is absolutely awesome.

  • The Voice of Reason - 2010-04-26 11:07

    This is great news, I know that St Goerges Park in PE and The Wanderers in JHB will be host grounds, but which is the third ground to be used? Durban's Moses Mabhida Stadium maybe? Either way, this will be great, and I can't wait to be at the games.

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