September 29, 2009

40 things on Champions League T20

Indian team is coming back home and all the hope has been destroyed to play in the semi final or final in the limited over tournament. Losing to Pakistan, Indian captain MS Dhoni’s opinions is meaningful that doing well in the Indian Premier League is not important for one-day cricket tournament. So, it is clear that his identification of the bad effect of arranging more Twenty20 cricket. After IPL T20, India attended to the twenty20 WC in England and eliminated earlier. Returning home, Indian coach Gary Kristen blamed same way like MS Dhoni.

I am just going to explaining another most anticipating cricket Champions League T20 that will be taken place in India. Eight cricket clubs from six different nations will be the percipients in this tournament that has been arranged my BCCI. It is considered the brain child on IPL commissioner Lalit Modi who also played the important role to setup Indian Premier League as an alter native of Indian cricket league (ICL).

Here I am giving hundreds of points of the upcoming Champions League T20.

  1. Why Champions League T20: The success of IPL T20 encouraged arranging the tournament.
  2. Four nations England and Wales, India, Australia and South Africa played the played the leading role.
  3. The Title sponsor goes to Bharti Airtel for 170 crores rupees for five years.
  1. The first season was scheduled to be held in 2008 but for Mumbai attack it has been cancelled and the venue DY Patil Stadium, Mumbai was selected as a play ground.
  2. Second season is going to commence from 8 October 2009 at Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad. Three stadiums has been selected as a venue: M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore, Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi and Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad
Tournament format and Participants:
  1. Tournament format will be in two rounds (a). Round-Robin and (b). Knockout.
  2. How many teams: There are 12 teams from 7 countries. Among them three teams from Indian Premier League, Australia, South Africa and England will send two teams each and Sri Lanka, West Indies and New Land will send single team. There is no team from Pakistan this season though it was included for the first season.
  3. How many days it will be played: it will be a 16 days tournament when 9 matches will be played among the 12 consistent.
Broadcast Media:
  1. ESPN Star Sports has secured the broadcast right over the globe.
  2.  Which TV channel will show the Champions League T20 live: Seven TV channels will show the tournament in different counties in the world. They are Star Cricket & Star Sports for India, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Malaysia; ONE HD for Australia; British Eurosport for United Kingdom, Directv for USA, CBN, ATN Cricket Plus for Canada. But Willow Tv will show all the matches for North American countries through Internet media.
  3. This will be the first time of cricket history when any tournament is going on air in different languages. Such as Hungarian, Italian, Serbian, Turkish, French, German, Croatian, Russian and Spanish including.
  4. 160 countries of the world will get touch of the tournament.
Prize money of Champions League T20
  1. total prize money is 6 million dollars
  2. winner will $2.5 million
  3. Runner-up will receive $1.3 million dollars
  4. Two losing semi finalist will get $500,000.
  5. rest of the eight teams will be $200,000
Elements and Dimension of the Trophy:
  1. Basic elements of the winners Trophy are precious metals, 5.12 carat Diamonds and precious and semi-precious gemstones.
  2. The height of the trophy is 1.5 feet and weigh is about 6 kg plus.
Commentators of the Champions League T20
  1. Beside the well-known face some new face will be appear as the TV commentators.
  2. Sunil Gavaskar, Ravi Shastri, Ian Bishop, Sanjay Manjrekar and Ian Chappell. Harsha Bhogle and former Australian cricketer Mike Haysman.
  3. Sir Lankan Captain Kumar Sangakkara will attend first time as a commentator.
  4. Australian Captain Rickey Ponting and England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff also be appear.
  5. The theme song was tuned by Oscar winning Music Director A R Rehman.
Captain of the 12 Teams:
  1. Trinidad & Tobago: Daren Ganga
  2. Victoria: Cameron White
  3. Delhi Daredevils: Virender Sehwag, Indian opening batsman
  4. New South Wales: Simon Katich
  5. Otago: Craig Cumming
  6. Cape Cobras: Graeme Smith, present captain of South African cricket team.
  7. Wayamba: Jehan Mubarak
  8. Sussex: Michael Yardy
  9. Diamond Eagles: Boeta Dippenaar
  10. Somerset: Justin Langer, Australian successful test opener
  11. Royal Challengers Bangalore: Anil Kumble, Second man who picked up 10 wickets in Test cricket history an innings against Pakistan.
  12. Deccan Chargers: Adam Gilchrist, former Australian left handed batsman and Wicket keeper.
  13. The inaugural (opening) ceremony will be started on Oct 8.
  14. second robin-round match from Thu Oct 15,
  15. fist semi final will kick-off at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi on Wed Oct 21
  16. second semi final and final to be commenced on 22 and 23 October at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad

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