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The Governing Council of the Champions' League has decided that Cricket South Africa (CSA) will host the 2012 edition of the world's leading tournament of its type. The decision was confirmed by CSA Acting CEO Jacques Faul.
The tournament will take place in the second half of October immediately after the conclusion of the ICC World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka.
CSA will be represented in the tournament by the MiWay T20 Challenge winners, the Nashua Titans, as well as by the bizhub Highveld Lions who finished top of the round robin log.
The venues and fixtures will be announced in due course once CSA has had the necessary discussions with the prospective hosting affiliates.
CSA previously hosted the tournament, which is now in its fourth year, in 2009 with the other two editions being played in India.
"This is very exciting news for South African cricket," commented Faul. "It once again underlines the faith the international cricket community has in CSA to organise major international events and also adds tremendous value to the package our various sponsors and affiliates are able to offer the fans in their regions.
"The financial benefits for the game in this country are also substantial and we look forward to welcoming some of the best players from around the world to our country once again."
Pakistan will be represented at this tournament for the first time by the Sialkot Stallions and other confirmed participants from abroad are:
Indian Premier League: Kolkata Knight Riders, Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Daredevils, Mumbai Indians
Australia: Sydney Sixers, Perth Scorchers
New Zealand: Auckland Aces
West Indies: Trinidad & Tobago
The representatives from England and Sri Lanka have still to be decided as England's domestic tournament is currently under way and Sri Lanka will hold theirs' next month.
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