18. Group A – Auckland Aces Vs Delhi Daredevils at Durban – Oct 19, 2012
Result: Match abandoned.
17. Group B – Mumbai Indians Vs Yorkshire at Cape Town – Oct 18, 2012
Result: No result.
16. Group B – Highveld Lions Vs Sydney Sixers at Cape Town – Oct 18, 2012
Result: Sixers won by 5 wickets.
15. Group A – Kolkata Knight Riders Vs Perth Scorchers at Durban – Oct 17, 2012
Result: No result.
14. Group B – Auckland Aces Vs Titans at Durban – Oct 17, 2012
Result: Titans won by 59 runs.
13. Group B – Chennai Super Kings Vs Highveld Lions at Cape Town – Oct 16, 2012
Result: Lions won by 6 wickets.
12. Group B – Sydney Sixers Vs Yorkshire At Cape Town – Oct 16, 2012
Result: Sydney Sixers won by 8 wickets.
11. Group A – Auckland Aces Vs Kolkata Knight Riders at Cape Town – Oct 15, 2012
Result: Auckland won by 7 wickets.
10. Group B – Highveld Lions Vs Mumbai Indians at Johannesburg – Oct 14, 2012
Result: Lions won by 8 wickets.
9. Group B – Chennai Super Kings Vs Sydney Sixers at Johannesburg – Oct 14, 2012
Result: Sydney Sixers won by 14 runs.
8. Group A – Delhi Daredevils Vs Kolkata Knight Riders at Centurion – Oct 13, 2012
Result: DD won by 52 runs.
7. Group A – Titans Vs Perth Scorchers at Centurion – Oct 13, 2012
Result: Titans won by 39 runs
6. Qualifying Tournament Pool 1 – Sialkot Stallions v Hampshire at Johannesburg – Oct 11, 2012
Result: Sialkot won by 6 wickets
5. Qualifying Tournament Pool 2 – Trinidad & Tobago Vs Uva Next at Johannesburg – Oct 11, 2012
Result: Match washed out
4. Qualifying Tournament Pool 2 – Trinidad & Tobago Vs Yorkshire (ecb2) at Centurion – Oct 10, 2012
Result: Yorkshire won by 6 wickets
3. Qualifying Tournament Pool 1 – Auckland Vs Hampshire at Centurion – Oct 10, 2012
Result: Auckland won by 8 wickets
2. Qualifying Tournament Pool 1 – Auckland Vs Sialkot Stallions at Johannesburg – Oct 9, 2012
Result: Auckland won by 6 wickets
1. Qualifying Tournament Pool 2 – Uva Next Vs Yorkshire (ecb2 v slc) at Johannesburg – Oct 9, 2012
Result: Yorkshire won by 5 wickets
The T20 Champions League is set to begin — with qualification matches — on Tuesday, October 9, and many players such as Kieron Pollard, Mike Hussey and Morne Morkel have chosen to play for their IPL teams rather than their home teams.
This year’s edition of the tournament will have six new teams entering the fray, these are two from Australia, Sydney Sixers and Perth Scorchers, two from England, Hampshire Royals and Yorkshire Tykes, one from Pakistan, the Sialkot Stallions, and one from South Africa, the Nashua Titans. The group stage of the tournament is due to start on October 13.
For a comprehensive schedule of the tournament, take a look at the following table:
Date Stage Team 1 Team 2 Venue Time (GMT)
9/10/2012 Qualifier Uva Next Yorkshire Jo'burg 11:30
9/10/2012 Qualifier Auckland Aces Sialkot Stallions Jo'burg 15:30
10/10/2012 Qualifier Auckland Aces Hampshire Centurion 11:30
10/10/2012 Qualifier Trinidad & Tobago Yorkshire Centurion 15:30
11/10/2012 Qualifier Trinidad & Tobago Uva Next Jo'burg 11:30
11/10/2012 Qualifier Hampshire Sialkot Stallions Jo'burg 15:30
13/10/2012 Group Nashua Titans Perth Scorchers Centurion 11:30
13/10/2012 Group KKR DD Centurion 15:30
14/10/2102 Group CSK Sydney Sixers Jo'burg 11:30
14/10/2012 Group Highveld Lions MI Jo'burg 15:30
15/10/2012 Group KKR Qualifier 1 Cape Town 15:30
16/10/2012 Group Sydney Sixers Qualifier 2 Cape Town 11:30
16/10/2012 Group CSK Highveld Lions Cape Town 15:30
17/10/2012 Group Nashua Titans Qualifier 1 Durban 11:30
17/10/2012 Group KKR Perth Scorchers Durban 15:30
18/10/2012 Group Highveld Lions Sydney Sixers Cape Town 11:30
18/10/2012 Group MI Qualifier 2 Cape Town 15:30
19/10/2012 Group DD Qualifier 1 Durban 15:30
20/10/2012 Group Highveld Lions Qualifier 2 Jo'burg 11:30
20/10/2012 Group CSK MI Jo'burg 15:30
21/10/2102 Group Perth Scorchers DD Cape Town 11:30
21/10/2012 Group KKR Nashua Titans Cape Town 15:30
22/10/2012 Group CSK Qualifier 2 Durban 11:30
22/10/2012 Group Sydney Sixers MI Durban 15:30
23/10/2012 Group Perth Scorchers Qualifier 1 Centurion 11:30
23/10/2012 Group Nashua Titans DD Centurion 15:30
25/10/2012 Semi-final Delhi Daredevils Highveld Lions Durban 15:30
26/10/2012 Semi-final Sydney Sixers Titans Centurion 15:30
28/10/2012 Final TBA TBA Jo'burg 15:30
Pollard who represents Trinidad & Tobago, back home in the West Indies, has chosen to turn out for Mumbai Indians in this year’s edition of the Champions League. Likewise, Mike Hussey has chosen Chennai Super Kings over Perth, and Morne Morkel has opted for Delhi Daredevils over Titans.
Titans will be further depleted, with Faf du Plessis and Albie Morkel choosing to play for the Super Kings; Trinidad & Tobago are set to lose the services of Dwayne Bravo and Sunil Narine to CSK and KKR, respectively. Furthermore, MI and KKR will benefit from the decisions of Brett Lee and Mitchell Johnson to represent those teams instead of their home teams from Australia.
A player can qualify to represent more than one team and the rules allow all respective qualifying teams to nominate such a player. However, such nomination comes at a price – the “away” team must pay the “home” team $150,000 for the privilege, as stated by Dean Kino, the Champions League’s director of legal and business affairs.
The following teams will feature in this year’s contest:
Auckland Aces: Andre Adams, Bates, Cachopa de Grandhomme, Guptill, Hira, Hopkins, Kitchen, McClenaghan, Mahmood, Martin, Martin, Mills, Munro, Vincent.
Chennai Super Kings: Ashwin, Badrinath, Bollinger, Dwayne Bravo, Dhoni, du Plessis, Hilfenhaus, Mike Hussey, Jadeja, Morkel, Raina, Saha, Srikkanth, Vijay, Yomahesh.
Delhi Daredevils: Aaron, Agarkar, Chand, Jayawardene, Morkel, Negi, Naman Ojha, Irfan Pathan, Pietersen, Rao, Russell, Sehwag, Taylor, Warner, Umesh Yadav.
Hampshire Royals: James Adams, Afridi, Kabir Ali, Jeremy Bates, Briggs, Carberry, Dawson, Ervine, Griffiths, Mascarenhas, Maxwell, Riazuddin, Shafayat, Vince, Wood.
Highveld Lions: Bavuma, Bodi, de Bruyn, de Kock, McKenzie, Matshikwe, Morris, Nannes, O’Reilly, Petersen, Phangiso, Pretorius, Symes, Tanvir, Tsolekile.
Kolkata Knight Riders: Abdullah, Shakib, Balaji, Bhatia, Bisla, Das, Gambhir, Kallis, Lee, McCullum, Narine, Yusuf Pathan, Shami, Ten Doeschate, Manoj Tiwary.
Mumbai Indians: Johnson, Karthik, Kulkarni, Levi, Malinga, Pragyan Ojha, Patel, Perera, Pollard, Rayudu, Sharma, Harbhajan Singh, Smith, Tendulkar, Surya Kumar Yadav.
Perth Scorchers: Beaton, Beer, Collingwood, Coulter-Nile, Duffield, Edmondson, Gibbs, Hogg, Katich, Mitchell Marsh, Shaun Marsh, Mennie, North, Rimmington, Ronchi.
Sialkot Stallions: Abbas, Ahmad, Ansar, Asif, Ayub, Bhatti, Raza Hasan, Ali Khan, Malik, Nazir, Naveed, Rana Naved, Rehman, Sohail, Yousaf.
Sydney Sixers: Cummins, Haddin, Hazlewood, Henriques, Lumb, McCullum, Maddinson, Moran, Nevill, O’Keefe, Rohrer, Steve Smith, Starc, Thornely, Watson.
Titans: Behardien, Davids, de Lange, de Villiers, Harris, Kuhn, Links, Mbhalati, Mosehle, Richards, Rudolph, Thomas, van der Merve, van Jaarsveld, Wiese.
Trinidad & Tobago: Badree, Barath, Darren Bravo, Cooper, Emrit, Gabriel, Ganga, Lewis, Mohammed, Ottley, Perkins, Ramdin, Rampaul, Simmons, Stewart.
Uva Next: Alam, Chanderpaul, Fernando, Gul, Jayampathi, Jayasinghe, Kandamby, McDonald, Munaweera, Oram, Prasanna, Rajapakse, Senanayake, Tharanga, Zoysa.
Yorkshire Tykes: Ashraf, Bairstow, Ballance, Gale, Hannon-Daly, Hodgson, Jaques, Lyth, Miller, Patterson, Rafiq, Rashid, Root, Sidebottom, Wardlaw.
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