South Africa will host the Champions League T20 for the second time in four years, with four venues set to host the lucrative contest
The competition will take place in Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg and Centurion in October. India was originally in line to host, for the third time, but the organising committee opted for the Proteas’ homeland.
CLT20 technical committee member Sundar Raman tweeted: “South Africa will host CLT20 this year. All other details to follow soon.”
Pakistan’s Sialkot Stallions are new to the tournament this year, while England and Sri Lanka have yet to confirm their participants as their domestic T20 tournaments are still underway.
The teams to reach the qualifying stages so far are Kolkata Knight Riders, Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Daredevils, Mumbai Indians (all four from the IPL), Auckland Aces (from New Zealand), Trinidad & Tobago (from West Indies), Sydney Sixers, Perth Scorchers (both from Australia’s Big Bash League), Titans, Lions (both from South Africa) and Sialkot Stalions (Pakistan).