[updated] Champions League T20 starting September 23rd 2011- Format, Fixtures and competing Teams

Champions League T20 is round the corner yet again and we are here with all the information related to it.  13 teams will be competing for top honors in the Champions League  Twenty20which will be held across three cities of India, namely Chennai, Kolkata and Bangalore from September 23 2011 to October 9 2011.

Bangalore will host the inaugural match of the third edition on September 23, it will also host a semi-final. Chennai will host a semi-final and the final slated on October 9.

Apart from seven top T20 teams who have automatically qualified for the main round, there are six other teams who  will be taking part in a qualifier from which the top three will qualify.

The Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) Governing Council has confirmed the format and dates for the 2011 tournament to be played in India, with more teams than ever before having a chance to win domestic T20’s biggest prize.

The two stages are explained below:

Stage I: Qualifier


Venue: Hyderabad

Dates: 19 September – 21 September
A six-team qualifier will be held in Hyderabad from 19-21 September. Kolkata Knight Riders (fourth, IPL), Trinidad and Tobago (Champion, West Indies) and Auckland Aces (Champion, New Zealand) have already been invited to participate, with the teams from Sri Lanka (one) and England (two) yet to be confirmed. The top three teams at the conclusion of the qualifier will advance to the main tournament. The format for the qualifier will be announced soon.

Stage II: 2011 Champions League Twenty20

Dates: 23 September – 9 October

Venues: Bengaluru, Chennai and Kolkata
The top three teams from the qualifier will join three IPL teams, two T20 teams from Australia and two from South Africa in the main event. As in 2010, the 10 teams will be divided into two groups of five, and the top two sides from both groups will play the semi-finals.
Seven high-calibre teams have already been invited to participate South Australian Redbacks and NSW Blues from Australia, Warriors and Cape Cobras from South Africa, as well as the top three sides from the 2011 IPL, Chennai Super Kings, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians.
The seven qualified teams are among the elite domestic T20 line-ups. Each has competed in previous CLT20 tournaments, and with the exception of Mumbai Indians, all have reached the semi final stage or better in the first two years of the tournament. The line-ups already contains the 2009 (NSW Blues) and 2010 (Chennai Super Kings) Champions and 2010 Runner-Up (Warriors), showing CLT20 as the true test of world’s elite domestic T20 teams.
via: clt20.com

 

Competing Teams

Qualifier
–     Kolkata Knight Riders (IPL)
–     Trinidad and Tobago (West Indies)
–     Auckland Aces (New Zealand)
–     Sri Lanka (Team tbc)
–     England 1 (Team tbc)
–     England 2 (Team tbc)
2011 Champions League Twenty20
–     South Australian Redbacks (Australia)
–     NSW Blues (Australia)
–     Warriors (South Africa)
–     Cape Cobras (South Africa)
–     Chennai Super Kings (India)
–     Royal Challengers Bangalore
–     Mumbai Indians (India)
–     3 x Qualifier (Teams tbc)

 

 

CLT20 2011 Schedule

CLT20 2011  Qualifiers  Schedule

Date Champions League Twenty20 CLT20  Match Time Venue
GMT IST Ground Place
Sep 19 Mon Trinidad and Tobago v TBC, 1st Match 10:30 16:00 Rajiv Gandhi International Hyderabad
Sep 19 Mon Kolkata Knight Riders v Auckland Aces, 2nd Match 14:30 20:00 Rajiv Gandhi International Hyderabad
Sep 20 Tue Trinidad and Tobago v TBC, 3rd Match 10:30 16:00 Rajiv Gandhi International Hyderabad
Sep 20 Tue TBC v Auckland Aces, 4th Match 14:30 20:00 Rajiv Gandhi International Hyderabad
Sep 21 Wed TBC v TBC, 5th Match 10:30 16:00 Rajiv Gandhi International Hyderabad
Sep 21 Wed Kolkata Knight Riders v TBC, 6th Match 14:30 20:00 Rajiv Gandhi International Hyderabad

CLT20 2011 Schedule

Date Champions League Twenty20 CLT20  Match Time Venue
GMT IST Ground Place
Sep 23 Fri Royal Challengers Bangalore v Chevrolet Warriors, 1st Match 14:30 20:00 M.Chinnaswamy Bangalore
Sep 24 Sat Cape Cobras v New South Wales, 2nd Match 10:30 16:00 MA Chidambaram Chennai
Sep 24 Sat Chennai Super Kings v Mumbai Indians, 3rd Match 14:30 20:00 MA Chidambaram Chennai
Sep 25 Sun Chevrolet Warriors v South Australia, 4th Match 10:30 16:00 Eden Gardens Kolkata
Sep 25 Sun TBC v TBC, 5th Match 14:30 20:00 Eden Gardens Kolkata
Sep 26 Mon Mumbai Indians v TBC, 6th Match 14:30 20:00 M.Chinnaswamy Bangalore
Sep 27 Tue TBC v South Australia, 7th Match 14:30 20:00 Eden Gardens Kolkata
Sep 28 Wed New South Wales v TBC, 8th Match 10:30 16:00 MA Chidambaram Chennai
Sep 28 Wed Chennai Super Kings v Cape Cobras, 9th Match 14:30 20:00 MA Chidambaram Chennai
Sep 29 Thu TBC v Royal Challengers Bangalore, 10th Match 14:30 20:00 Eden Gardens Kolkata
Sep 30 Fri Mumbai Indians v Cape Cobras, 11th Match 14:30 20:00 M.Chinnaswamy Bangalore
Oct 01 Sat South Australia v TBC, 12th Match 10:30 16:00 Eden Gardens Kolkata
Oct 01 Sat TBC v Chevrolet Warriors, 13th Match 14:30 20:00 Eden Gardens Kolkata
Oct 02 Sun Mumbai Indians v New South Wales, 14th Match 10:30 16:00 MA Chidambaram Chennai
Oct 02 Sun Chennai Super Kings v TBC, 15th Match 14:30 20:00 MA Chidambaram Chennai
Oct 03 Mon Royal Challengers Bangalore v TBC, 16th Match 14:30 20:00 M.Chinnaswamy Bangalore
Oct 04 Tue Cape Cobras v TBC, 17th Match 10:30 16:00 MA Chidambaram Chennai
Oct 04 Tue Chennai Super Kings v New South Wales, 18th Match 14:30 20:00 MA Chidambaram Chennai
Oct 05 Wed Chevrolet Warriors v TBC, 19th Match 10:30 16:00 M.Chinnaswamy Bangalore
Oct 05 Wed Royal Challengers Bangalore v South Australia, 20th Match 14:30 20:00 M.Chinnaswamy Bangalore
Oct 07 Fri TBC v TBC, 1st Semi-final 14:30 20:00 M.Chinnaswamy Bangalore
Oct 08 Sat TBC v TBC, 2nd Semi-final 14:30 20:00 MA Chidambaram Chennai
Oct 09 Sun TBC v TBC, Final 14:30 20:00 MA Chidambaram Chennai

Previous Champions

2009: NSW Blues

2010: Chennai Super Kings

Dhawal D

 

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