The 2010 champions league twenty20 tournament is the second edition. The first edition of champions league was held in India. Now the second edition is going to be held in south africa. The tournament will feature 10 domestic twenty20 sides from india,australia,sriLanka,newzealand,westindies and southafrica. This tournament is going to be started from 10 to 26 september 2010.
In this tournament there are top 10 domestic teams from six different countries. The tournament consists of 23 matches, and is divided into a group stage and a knockout stage. These ten teams are divided into two groups i.e five teams in each group. If the team who ever will win the match that team will be awarded with 2 points to points table and if there is no result of the match then they will be given 1 point for that match. If they lose the match then they will not be given any point. By playing the matches within the group, the top two teams will be sent into knockout stage which is semifinal stage. After that who wins the semifinal they will be into finals. So who wins the final then they are the new winner of Champions League.
The teams who are eliminated in the group stage they will be given a prize amount of $200,000 for each team. The Teams who come through the semifinal and are eliminated in knockout stage then they are awarded with $500,000 for each semi-finalist. The team who are runner-up will be given a prize amount of $1.3 million. The prize money for the winning team in finals is $2.5 million.
The teams from group-A for airtel champions league 2010 are:-
1)Chennai Super Kings:-
The chennai super kings are the winner of 2010 indian premier league from india. M.s.Dhoni is the captain of chennai super kings. So by winning the ipl-3 they have got into the airtel champions league season 2.
The warriors are one of the domestic teams from south africa. It is ready to play champions league as it is the winner of 2010 standard bank pro20.
The victorian bushrangers is an australian cricket team based in melbourne, which represents the state of victoria. The team captain is Australian all rounder Cameron White. The victorian bushrangers had entered the champions league table for the second time as they are the winners of 2009–10 KFC twenty20 big bash.
4)Central Districts Stags:-
The central districts stags are one of the new-zealand first class cricket team.They are in the champions league as they are the winners of 2010 HRV cup.
The wayamba Elevens is one of the first class team from srilanka. This team is the winners of 2010 inter-provincial twenty20. So they are in the group A to play champions league.
The teams from group-B for airtel champions league 2010 are:-
The team mumbai indians is lead by master blaster Sachin Tendulkar. The mumbai indians are the runner-ups in IPL3. So let us pray that mumbai indians win champions league 2010.
2)Royal Challengers Bangalore:-
The royal challengers banglore is lead by another legend Anil Kumble. The royal challengers banglore was in the third place of IPL3. Just from India there are 3 teams selected for champions league 2010.
The highveld lions is an south africa's first class cricket team and they are the runner up for 2010 standard bank pro20. So they are in the champions league 2010.
The southern redbacks is the first class cricket team from australia and they are runner-up for 2009–10 KFC twenty20 big bash. So they are selected for the champions league 2010 from australian first class cricket teams.
The Team guyana is the only single team from west indies. They are the winners of 2010 caribbean twenty20. So they are selected for the champions league 2010.
The venues for the airtel champions league 2010:-
The tournament is going to be held in South Africa with 4 Venues
The sahara stadium kingsmead is one of the good staduims with capacity of 25,000 and here in this stadium 6 matches are going to be played.
In centurion the supersport park is also included for champions league 2010 it has capacity of around 20,000 and in the 6 matches are going to be played.
The wanderers stadium is one of the largest stadiums in southafrica with capacity of 34,000 and in this stadium 5 matches are going to be played.
The st george's park is another stadium for champions league and its capacity is 19,000 and 6 matches are going to be played.
The Schedule of the Airtel Champions League is out. In order to check please visit this site http://mumbaispider.com/resources/2542-Schedule-Champions-League.aspx.
Kumaraditya Sarkar has written the resource on the schedule of Champions League 2010 which is going to be held in South Africa.
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