The league cricket’s biggest bash is back! Yes, we are talking about the CLT20 2014. This time it will be again hosted by India. This will be the sixth edition of the tournament and we are here with complete information about it.
All You Want to Know about CLT20 2014
The Champions League T20 tournament is a league cricket tournament and is played between different T20 league teams of the world. This time total 29 matches will be played which includes 6 qualifying games. The tournament will begin on 13th September and the final match will be played on 4th October.
Format of the CLT20 2014
After the qualification rounds get over 8 teams will be distributed in two Groups (A and B) and each team will play against each other once. The top two teams will qualify for the semi finals and the winners of the semi finals will then play for the finals.
Qualification Criteria of the CLT20 2014
- Indian Premier League 2014 (India) – Top 3 teams
- Big Bash League 2013 (Australia) – The winner and the runners up team
- Ram Slam T20 Challenge (South Africa) – The winner and the runners up team
- Caribbean Premier League (West Indies) – The winner
- Other tournaments for the qualification
- HRV Cup 2013-14 (New Zealand) – Winner
- Faysal Bank T20 Cup 2013-14 (Pakistan) – Winner
- Indian Premier League 2014 (India) – Fourth placed team
- Super 4s Twenty20 (Sri Lanka) – Winner
Teams Qualified for the CLT20 2014
Total 12 teams have qualified to play for the CLT20 this year. Out of these 12, 8 teams will play directly in the group stages and rest 4 will fight out for 2 places in the group stages. These teams are.
Teams Qualified Directly to play CLT20 Group Matches:
- Kolkata Knight Riders – Winners of the Indian Premier League 2014
- Kings XI Punjab – Runners Up of the Indian Premier League 2014
- Chennai Super Kings – 3rd Placed team of the Indian Premier League 2014
- Perth Scorchers – Winners of the Big Bash League 2013-14
- Hobart Hurricanes – Runners up of the Big Bash League 2013-14
- Dolphins – Winners of the Ram Slam T20 Challenge 2013-14
- Cape Cobras – Runners up of the Ram Slam T20 Challenge 2013-14
- Barbados Tridents – Winners of the Caribbean Premier League 2014
Teams to Fight Out to Qualify in the Group Rounds
- Mumbai Indians – Fourth Placed team in the Indian Premier League 2014
- Northern Nights – Winners of the HRV Cup 2013-14
- Lahore Lions – Winners of the Faysal Bank T20 Cup 2013-14
- Southern Express T20 – Winners of the Super 4’s T20
All the CLT20 matches will be played in Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Mohali and Raipur.