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Schedule of Champions League Twenty20 cricket tournament

The third edition of the Champions League Twenty20 cricket tournament is going to start from 23rd September 2011 and it will continue till October 9, 2011. This time, India will host the tournament.

One of the famous mobile phone brands, Nokia, has bought the tournament's title sponsorship. Bollywood superstar, Shahrukh Khan, is the face of Nokia Champions League Twenty20 (NCL T20).

ESPN STAR Sports has got the right to broadcast all the matches. They will air the tournament in more than 174 countries around the world. It will be telecast in 18 different international languages across the world which is a record.

Fans can see ten teams competing for one trophy. There will be three from India (Chennai Super Kings, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians), two from Australia (NSW Blues and South Australian Redbacks), and two from South Africa (Cape Cobras and Warriors).

The remaining three teams will be selected through a qualifying round. Six teams from the Caribbean, New Zealand, India, England and Sri Lanka will fight for the main tournament. They will be divided into two groups. Top team from each ground and the next time with highest points will be selected for the main tournament.

There will be 23 matches, including two semi-finals and final. These matches will be played during September-October period. The inaugural match will be played between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Chevrolet Warriors on September 23.

Date

Match No.

Teams

Time

Venue

September 19, 2011

1st Match

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Chevrolet Warriors- Group B

IST 20:00

GMT 14:30

M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore

September 24, 2011

2nd Match

Cape Cobras vs New South Wales

IST 16:00

GMT 10:30

M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai

September 24, 2011

3rd Match

Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians

IST 20:00

GMT 14:30

M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai

September 25, 2011

4th Match

Chevrolet Warriors vs South Australia

IST 16:00

GMT 10:30

Eden Gardens, Kolkata

September 25, 2011

5th Match

TBC vs TBC

IST 20:00

GMT 14:30

Eden Gardens, Kolkata

September 26, 2011

6th Match

Mumbai Indians vs TBC

IST 20:00

GMT 14:30

M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore

September 27, 2011

7th Match

TBC vs South Australia

IST 20:00

GMT 14:30

Eden Gardens, Kolkata

September 28, 2011

8th Match

New South Wales vs TBC

IST 16:00

GMT 10:30

M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai

September 28, 2011

9th Match

Chennai Super Kings vs Cape Cobras

IST 20:00

GMT 14:30

M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai

September 29, 2011

10th Match

TBC vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

IST 20:00

GMT 14:30

Eden Gardens, Kolkata

September 30, 2011

11th Match

Mumbai Indians vs Cape Cobras

IST 20:00

GMT 14:30

M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore

October 01, 2011

12th Match

South Australia vs TBC

IST 16:30

GMT 10:30

Eden Gardens, Kolkata

October 01, 2011

13th Match

TBC vs Chevrolet Warriors

IST 20:00

GMT 14:30

Eden Gardens, Kolkata

October 02, 2011

14th Match

Mumbai Indians vs New South Wales

IST 16:30

GMT 10:30

M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai

October 02, 2011

15th Match

Chennai Super Kings vs TBC

IST 20:00

GMT 14:30

M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai

October 03, 2011

16th Match

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs TBC

IST 20:00

GMT 14:30

M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore

October 04, 2011

17th Match

Cape Cobras vs TBC

IST 16:30

GMT 10:30

M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai

October 04, 2011

18th Match

Chennai Super Kings vs New South Wales

IST 20:00

GMT 14:30

M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai

October 05, 2011

19th Match

Chevrolet Warriors vs TBC

IST 16:30

GMT 10:30

M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore

October 05, 2011

20th Match

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs South Australia

IST 20:00

GMT 14:30

M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore

October 07, 2011

1st Semi-final

TBC vs TBC

IST 20:00

GMT 14:30

M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore

October 08, 2011

2nd Semi-final

TBC vs TBC

IST 20:00

GMT 14:30

M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai

October 09, 2011

Final

TBC vs TBC

IST 20:00

GMT 14:30

M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai

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