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South Africa to host Champions League

Under fire Champions League Commissioner Lalit Modi has announced this years Twenty20 Champions League will be played in South Africa.

The decision was announced after the Champions League Board meet in Mumbai where the South African Cricket Board was invited to host the event. With pressure mounting on Modi the IPL Commissioner was not present at the meeting.

South Africa's Gerald Majola, Cricket Australia's James Sutherland and Dean Keano, all founder members of the Champions League were joined by BCCI President Shashank Manohar, Secretary N Srinivasan, and IPL Vice Chairman Niranjan Shah and BCCI Finance Committee chairman Rajiv Shukla.

"South Africa is considered an ideal CLT20 host after successfully staging the Indian Premier League and ICC World Twenty20 tournaments in recent years, as well as the strong support shown for its domestic Pro20 Series competition," said Modi.

The second edition of the tournament will last for 17 days starting on Friday, September 10th. The venues will be announced during the summer.

source - cricket20.com
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