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Champions League Twenty20 2014

Twenty20 Champions League 2014

Champions League T20 History

Champions League Twenty20 known as the CLT20,CL2020 is a cricket tournament played by the national teams of some of the main cricketing nations in the world. Started in 2008, the first round was held in October 2009. The league is owned jointly by Cricket South Africa and the BCCI. The present chairman N Srinivasan is alsothe presidentof the BCCI. Like the IPL T20 tournament, these also have matches of 20 overs per innings.

Champions League Twenty20 is held in September and October each year in either South Africa or India. The prize pool of this tournament amounts of $6 million. The winning team receives $2.5 million. Currently, seven teams from eight of the test cricket nations are the main league members.

Format

Initially there was a bit of fumbling around with the format of the tournament, but since 2011 all that seems to have fallen into place when a qualifying round was started allowing direct entrants from India only. Each participating team is awarded money as follows:

  • Winners: $2.5 million
  • Runners-up: $1.3 million
  • Semi-finals losers: $500,000
  • Group stage eliminated teams: $200,000

Each team has a squad of 15 players with a maximum of 4 international players. There are sometimes exceptions made to this rule.

Conclusion

Champions League Twenty20 is a typical example of an attempt to limit the duration of matches to create an element of suspense for enhanced excitement. Thus, a younger and larger crowd gets attracted and the game becomes commercially viable. Although much criticism has been leveled against this form of cricket, the high popularity of it cannot be denied.

Tournament Facts

Countries 7 Countries
Administrator BCCI, CA, CSA
Format Twenty20
First Tournament 2009
Tournament Format Round-robin and knockout
Number of Teams 10 (group stage)
12 (total)
Current Champion Mumbai Indians (2nd title)
Most Successful Mumbai Indians (2 titles)
Most Runs Suresh Raina (608)
Most Wickets Dwayne Bravo (28)
Website clt20.com

2014 Prize Money

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2014 Tournament Schedule

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Champions League Twenty20 Team Records

Team Span Best result Statistics
Mat Won Lost Tied NR
Mumbai Indians 2010 - 2013 Champions (2011,2013) 20 10 7 0 3
Sydney Sixers 2012 - 2012 Champions (2012) 6 6 0 0 0
Chennai Super Kings 2010 - 2013 Champions (2010) 19 11 7 1 0
Rajasthan Royals 2013 - 2013 Runners-up (2013) 6 5 1 0 0
Warriors 2010 - 2011 Runners-up (2010) 10 6 4 0 0
Royal Challengers Bangalore 2009 - 2011 Runners-up (2011) 15 7 8 0 0
Highveld Lions 2010 - 2013 Runners-up (2012) 14 6 6 1 1
Delhi Daredevils 2009 - 2012 Semi-finals (2012) 9 4 3 0 2
Cape Cobras 2009 - 2011 Semi-finals (2009) 9 4 4 0 1
Titans 2012 - 2013 Semi-finals (2012) 9 4 4 0 1
Sunrisers Hyderabad 2013 - 2013 Group stage (2013) 4 1 2 0 1
Otago Volts 2009 - 2013 Group stage (2013) 6 1 3 1 1
Kolkata Knight Riders 2011 - 2012 Group stage 2012) 8 3 4 0 1
Auckland Aces 2012 - 2012 Group stage (2012) 4 1 2 0 1
Perth Scorchers 2012 - 2013 Group stage (2012) 8 1 5 0 2
Brisbane Heat 2013 - 2013 Group stage (2013) 4 0 3 0 1
Central Districts Stags 2010 - 2010 Group stage (2010) 4 0 4 0 0
New South Wales Blues 2010 - 2011 Champions (2009) 9 5 3 0 1
Trinidad and Tobago 2009 - 2013 Runners-up (2009) 16 11 4 1 0
Southern Redbacks 2010 - 2011 Semi-finals (2010) 9 5 3 0 1
Victorian Bushrangers 2009 - 2010 Semi-finals (2009) 9 4 4 1 0
Somerset 2009 - 2011 Semi-finals (2011) 9 3 5 0 1
Yorkshire Carnegie 2012 - 2012 Group stage (2012) 4 0 3 0 1
Sussex Sharks 2009 - 2009 Group stage (2009) 2 0 1 1 0
Wayamba 2009 - 2010 Group stage (2010) 6 2 4 0 0
Guyana 2010 - 2010 Group stage (2010) 4 0 4 0 0
Deccan Chargers 2009 - 2009 Group stage (2009) 2 0 2 0 0

Champions League Twenty20 Media Coverage

Country Broadcaster(s)
Arab World Satellite: ART CricOne (2009–2018)
Australia Free-to-air: One/Network Ten (2009–2010, 2013–present)
Cable/satellite (pay): Fox Sports (2011–2012)
Bangladesh Cable/satellite (pay): STAR Cricket (2009–2018)
Bhutan Cable/satellite (pay): Maasranga TV (2009–2018)
Canada Cable/satellite (pay): Sportsnet One (finals), Sportsnet World
China Cable/satellite (pay): ESPN
Europe Cable/satellite (pay): Eurosport 2
Hong Kong Cable/satellite (pay): STAR Cricket (2009–2018)
India Cable/satellite (pay): STAR Sports 3 (2009–2018)
Indonesia TPI/MNCTV (2009–2018)
Malaysia Satellite (pay): Astro
Maldives Cable/satellite (pay): STAR Cricket (2009–2018)
Nepal Cable/satellite (pay): STAR Cricket (2009–2018)
New Zealand Cable/satellite (pay): Sky Sport
Pakistan Cable/satellite (pay): PTV Sports, TEN Sports (2009–2018)
Singapore Cable/satellite (pay): STAR Cricket (2009–2018)
South Africa SuperSport 2009–2018
Sri Lanka Cable/satellite (pay): STAR Cricket (2009–2018)
United Kingdom Cable/satellite (pay): British Eurosport
United States Internet (pay): ESPN3 (2012–2015)
Internet: Willow Cricket (2009–2011)
West Indies Cable/satellite (pay): ESPN (2010–2015)

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