CLT20 final to be held in Bangalore

The M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore will host the final

The M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore will host the final

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The 2014 Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) final will be held in Bangalore on October 4.

Mohali, Raipur and Hyderabad are the other cities that will host matches during the tournament, which will run from September 13 to October 4.

The qualifiers will be held in Raipur from September 13 to 16, while the Kolkata Knight Riders, who won this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL), will play the Chennai Super Kings in the first match of the tournament on September 17 in Hyderabad.

The tournament will feature 12 teams vying for the grand prize of $6 million.

In this year’s tournament, there will be four teams from India, two from Australia and South Africa and only one from Pakistan, Sri Lanka, New Zealand and the West Indies.

However, the team from the West Indies has still yet to be confirmed since the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) is still going on.

The teams in the qualifying stage will be the Mumbai Indians, Lahore Lions, Northern Districts and South Express.

Eight matches, including all six qualifiers will be played at the Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium in Raipur, which is the home of Chhattisgarh cricket.

“This is a huge achievement for Chhattisgarh cricket,” Chhattisgarh State Cricket Sangh (CSCS) president Baldev Singh Bhatia said. “No affiliate or associate member had hosted an IPL game till we did so last year. And now the BCCI has entrusted us with bigger responsibility by allotting the most number of matches, including those of the visiting team from Pakistan.

“Hosting such prestigious matches will hopefully take us closer to attaining the full-member status and thereby ensuring that the local cricketers from the state are rewarded for their hardwork with a place in the Ranji Trophy.”

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