CLT20 2014 Teams

Champions League Twenty20 2014 Teams

Cricket Champions League CLT20 2014 Teams

The sixth edition of the Champions League t20 will be played in 2014. The venue for the tournament is yet to be decided but there’s a good chance that it will be held outside India this year. The schedule for the tournament if from 13th September 2014 to 4th October 2014. CLT20 tickets online booking has been made available now.

CLT20 Teams 2014

The teams qualified for CLT20 2014 main stage are;

  • Perth Scorchers & Hobart Hurricanes (Australia)
  • Sunfoil Dolphins & Cape Cobras (South Africa)
  • Kings XI Punjab, Chennai Super Kings, Kolkata Knight Riders (IPL teams from India)
  • Lahore Lions (Pakistan)
  • Northern Knights (New Zealand)
  • Barbados Tridents (West Indies)

This follows the decision of the governing council to hold the Champions League t20, alternatively in India and outside India so far. The first, third and the fifth editions of the CLT20 were held in India while the second and the fourth season were played in South Africa.

The tournament was kick-started in 2009 after an aborted attempt in 2008, with the New South Wales Blues winning the first ever edition of the competition by defeating Trinidad & Tobago. Following this in 2010, the Chennai Super Kings ran off to their first title before the 2011 edition was won by the Mumbai Indians.

The Sydney Sixers came back strongly in the fourth edition of the CLT20 to win the title without losing a single, and by crushing the Lions in the final. And then the previous season saw the Mumbai Indians make it two titles when they overcame the Rajasthan Royals in the final of the event.

If the tournament is played in South Africa yet again, expect more bouncy and juicy pitches, making it tougher for the teams from India to go the distance. The South African and the Australian sides from the Ram Slam T20 Challenge and the Big Bash League respectively will have a better chance.

If the format remains the same, a total of 10 teams could participate in the main draw of the CLT20 this year with two groups featuring five sides each. The teams will play each other in a round-robin format and the top two sides in each group will make it to the semi-finals that will be followed by the final.

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