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Champions League T20 scrapped due to limited public following

Jul 17, 2015 11:04 IST

Champions League Twenty20The Governing Council (GC) of the Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) on 15 July 2015 decided to scrap the CLT20 competition due to its limited public following.

The GC consists of representatives of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Cricket South Africa (CSA) and Cricket Australia (CA).

As the championship has been scrapped, the 2015 CLT20, scheduled for September and October, will not go ahead as planned.

The decision assumes significance against the backdrop of Supreme Court appointed Justice Lodha Committee’s verdict on 14 July 2015 suspending the IPL teams Chennai Super Kings and (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals for two years.

Incidentally, the CSK are CLT20 defending champions as well as one of the competitors after finishing runners-up in the IPL 2015.

About CLT20

• It was an annual international Twenty20 cricket competition played between the top domestic teams from major cricketing nations.
• It was launched in 2008 with the first edition held in October 2009.
• Before the scrapping of the tournament, IPL, Big Bash League (Australia), Ram Slam T20 Challenge (South Africa) and Caribbean Premier League were the direct entrants and Haier T20 Cup (Pakistan) and Sri Lanka Premier League were qualifying stage entrants.

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