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CLT20 Desk in Mumbai

CLT20 matches moved from Hyderabad

Mohali to host Qualifiers, Ranchi, Ahmedabad get more games

Media Release

The match-schedule of the Karbonn Smart Champions League Twenty20 2013, to be played in India from 17 September 2013 to 6 October 2013, has been revised.

All the Qualifier and Group Stage matches that were to be played at Hyderabad, have been shifted to other venues.

Qualifier Stage


The six Qualifier games, which were to be played at Hyderabad on 17, 18 and 20 September respectively, will now be played at the PCA Stadium, Mohali.

Group Stage

Three double-headers, scheduled to be played at Hyderabad, have been shifted.

Mohali will also host the double-header on 24 September.

The Jharkhand International Stadium Complex, Ranchi, will host the double-header on 28 September.

The Sardar Patel Gujarat Stadium at Motera, Ahmedabad, will host the double-header on 30 September.

The revised schedule of the tournament can be accessed on http://www.clt20.com/schedule.

Considering these changes, the deadline for the submission of media accreditation applications has been extended to 6:00 pm (IST) on Wednesday, 4 September 2013.

The Karbonn Smart CLT20 2013 will follow a format similar to the two previous editions, with a Group Stage preceded by a Qualifier. A total of 29 matches will be played in the tournament by the best domestic T20 teams from around the world, for total prize money of US$6million.

The Qualifier, to be played from 17 September 2013 to 20 September 2013, will feature four teams: Q1 - Otago Volts (New Zealand’s HRV Cup champions), Q2 – Sunrisers Hyderabad (Fourth-ranked team in the Pepsi IPL 2013), Q3 - Kandurata Maroons, the winner of Sri Lanka’s domestic T20 competition, and Q4 - Faisalabad Wolves (Pakistan’s domestic T20 Champions).

The teams will play each other once, with the top two advancing to the Group Stage. Q1 / Q3 will enter Group A, if either of them makes it to the Group Stage. Q2 / Q4 will enter Group B, if either of them makes it. If Q1 and Q3 both make it to the Group Stage, then Q1 will enter Group A, and Q3 will enter Group B. If Q2 and Q4 both make it to the Group Stage, then Q2 will enter Group B, and Q4 will enter Group A.

The Group Stage will commence with a clash between Mumbai Indians, the Pepsi IPL 2013 winners, and the Rajasthan Royals, the third-ranked team in the Pepsi IPL 2013, at Jaipur, on Saturday, 21 September 2013.

Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals apart, Group A will comprise Highveld Lions (winner of South Africa's domestic T20 competition), Perth Scorchers (KFC T20 Big Bash League runner-up), and a team from the Qualifier.

Group B will comprise Brisbane Heat (KFC T20 Big Bash League champion), Trinidad & Tobago (West Indies T20 champion), Chennai Super Kings (runner-up in the Pepsi IPL 2013), Titans (South Africa’s domestic T20 runners-up), and a team from the Qualifier.

The top team from Group A will play the second-ranked team from Group B in the first semi-final, at Jaipur on 4 October 2013. The top team from Group B will play the second-ranked team from Group A in the second semi-final, at Delhi on 5 October 2013. The winners of the semis will play in the CLT20 2013 Final on 6 October 2013.

The Media Accreditation form for the tournament is available on http://media.clt20.com. The deadline for submission of applications is 6:00 pm (IST) on Wednesday, 4 September 2013.

Karbonn Smart CLT20 2013:

Group Stage

Group A


Mumbai Indians (India)

Highveld Lions (South Africa)

Perth Scorchers (Australia)

Rajasthan Royals (India)

A team from the Qualifier

Group B


Chennai Super Kings (India)

Titans (South Africa)

Brisbane Heat (Australia)

Trinidad & Tobago (West Indies)

A team from the Qualifier

Qualifier


Q1 - Otago Volts (New Zealand)

Q2 - Sunrisers Hyderabad (India)

Q3 – Kandurata Maroons (Sri Lanka)

Q4 - Faisalabad Wolves (Pakistan)

 About Champions League Twenty20

CLT20 is a sub-committee of the Board of Control for Cricket in India. The tournament will be broadcast around the world by Star Sports, who are also the commercial rights holders for the event.

Previous Champions

2009 - NSW Blues (Australia)

2010 - Chennai Super Kings (India)

2011 - Mumbai Indians (India)

2012 - Sydney Sixers (Australia)

Please note: The participation of teams in the Karbonn Smart CLT20 2013 is subject to the approval of the Government of India.

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