Friday, October 25, 2013



2013 Champions League Twenty20
 The 2013 Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) is the fifth edition of the Champions League Twenty20, an international Twenty20 cricket tournament. It will be held in India from 17 September to 6 October 2013. The fixtures were announced on 23 July 2013.
Sydney Sixers were the defending champions but they failed to qualify for the event

Background
The Indian Premier League has been the leading Twenty20 tournament in the world since inception.It has been a huge success with fans which offers a mix of electrifying cricket,bollywood and glamour with a brand value estimated to be over 3 billion dollars.The best cricketers from all over the world play in the IPL which offers the most lucrative cricket contracts on the globe.In response to the IPL, several leagues have cropped up in different countries but they have been moderately successful.Domestic Twenty20 had several setbacks in 2013. The Bangladesh Premier Leagueincluded a spot-fixing scandal where seven individuals were charged. Their problems with franchises missing their payments to players also continued and resulted in five franchises having their contracts conditionally terminated. The Indian Premier League also included a spot-fixing case where three players were among the 39 charged.
This year's Sri Lanka Premier League was cancelled after all franchises refused to pay their bank guarantees. All franchises had lost interest in participating in the tournament after they all made losses from the inaugural season. As a replacement, Sri Lanka Cricket created the Super 4's Twenty20 and its four participating teams specifically for determining their representation in the CLT20. It was the first time where a team is neither a club nor a franchise and, as such, the first time where a cricketing board directly receives the proceeds from the CLT20.
In Australia, the Big Bash League continued to be a success and led to more public interest in cricket, especially amongst families. The Caribbean Premier League was created and had its first season in August 2013. Billed as the "ultimate cricket carnival", its major attraction was its unique party atmosphere and it was an immediate success with high attendance for all matches. Another attraction was the involvement of legends of West Indies cricket in coaching roles and Hollywood stars taking equity interests in the teams. The Big Bash League introduced to the game the Zing wicket system, with LED lights on the stumps and bails that light up at almost the instant the wicket is broken, and the umpire cam, a camera attached to the caps worn by the umpires. Both features were also used in the Caribbean Premier League.
Format
The tournament features a qualifying stage and group stage. The qualifying stage consists of four teams playing a round-robin tournament from which the top two teams qualify for the group stage. These two teams join the eight teams that received direct entry in the group stage. The group stage has the teams divided into two groups of five teams and each group plays a round-robin tournament. The top two teams of each group advances to the knockout stage. The knockout stage consists of two semi-finals, with the top team of one group facing the second from the other. The winners of the semi-finals play the grand final to determine the winners of the competition. Matches ending with the scores level are decided by a Super Over, where the winners of the Super Over are declared winners of the match.
Qualification
England teams have indefinitely refused participation in the tournament starting with this edition due to its dates clashing with the end of the County Championship. England teams had previously missed the 2010 edition due to similar scheduling problems. Contrary to the previous two seasons, Trinidad and Tobago received direct qualification on account of their good past performances. They were also chosen ahead of the winners of the newly created Caribbean Premier League. This edition was the second to feature a team from Pakistan and the first for editions held in India. The strained ties between the Indo-Pak governments and establishments had been the primary reason for Pakistan's exclusion before 2012. The winners of the Sri Lanka Premier League were originally scheduled to participate in the qualifying stage before the tournament was cancelled.

Teams
Due to the tournament format restricting player contracts from the 2011–12 (first) season to only be for that season, all teams of the Big Bash League underwent many changes to their squads. New contracts, however, could be multi-year agreements. The Sydney Sixers, winners of the 2012 edition, failed to qualify.

Qualified teams for group stage
Team
Domestic tournament
Position
Appearance
Qualified
Winners
1st
15 January 2013
Runner-ups
2nd
16 January 2013
Winners
3rd
21 January 2013
Winners
3rd
28 March 2013
Runner-ups
2nd
3 April 2013
Runners-up
4th
17 May 2013
Winners
4th
17 May 2013
Third place
1st
22 May 2013
Qualifying stage
Winners
2nd
18 September 2013
Qualifying stage
Runners-up
1st
18 September 2013

Qualifying stage
Team
Pld
W
L
NR
Pts
NRR
Otago Volts
3
3
0
0
12
+1.225
Sunrisers Hyderabad
3
2
1
0
8
+0.207
Faisalabad Wolves
3
1
2
0
4
–0.525
Kandurata Maroons
3
0
3
0
0
–0.809

Finally, after a huge competition between all the extra-ordinary teams. MUMBAI INDIANS successed to win their Champions Trophy for the 2nd time beating Rajastan Royals by 33 runs. Winning both IPL & Champions League, Rohit Sharma (Young Captain of M.I) felt pretty proud on himself & team winning the Trophy for great little master - Sachin Tendulkar , for the last time in IPL as well Champions Trophy.

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