Friday, June 01, 2012

The CLT20 2012 may be hosted by South Africa

The Champions League Twenty20 2012 has the highest possibility to be moved to South Africa. The high profile cricket tournament in the world is scheduled to be played in India in October but due to some logistical problems it could not be possible. The CLT20 will be moved out of India.
The reason of shifting the tournament out of the territory is weather. The members of the CLT20’s Governing Council have taken the decision to shift the tournament in a meeting in Chennai on Sunday.
According to a decision taken by GC, Four teams from India will play in the eight-team tournament. The fourth Indian team is Mumbai Indians. Normally only three top teams of the IPL take part in CLT20. It is also heard that a team from Pakistan will participate for the first time. Pakistan’s Sialkot Stallions will participate in the tournament for the first time.
The decision is expected to be approved at another GC meeting that will be held in Kuala Lumpur on June 26 on the sidelines of the ICC annual conference.
The inclusion of a Pakistan cricket club indicates that the relationship between India and Pakistan is going to be good. Now, Pakistani players also can take part in the IPL for the first time after 2008.
 South Africa was the host of the CLT20 in 2010.