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Victoria Bushrangers bring Delhi Daredevils to their knees in CLT20

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The Victoria Bushrangers put on a bowling master-class on an exceptionally low and slow Feroz Shah Kotla track restricting the Delhi Daredevils to just 98 runs in 20 overs, and chased down the target with ease to record a comprehensive 7 wicket win with 20 balls to spare in the opening Group D game in the Champions League T20.

Delhi, under the new leadership of Gautam Gambhir were without some marquee players with AB de Villiers, Daniel Vettori and Paul Collingwood all pulling out of the competition due to injury. Despite that, there was no room in the starting eleven for Glenn McGrath as the Delhi team management opted to field only 3 international players in their line-up. Victoria on the other hand were slig

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New South Wales tame the Eagles in the CLT20

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New South Wales captain Simon Katich led from the front to register a convincing 53 run win over the Diamond Eagles from South Africa. The NSW Blues scored a par score of 144/6 in the first innings but made the defence look easy as their formidable bowling attack restricted the Eagles to a mere 91/9 during the chase. Katich was at his best at the Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi as he scored a quickfire 53 off 41 balls to ensure a credible total for his side against a very disciplined Eagles bowling line-up. He was, then, influential in the field, orchestrating two run outs and taking a catch.

The Diamond Eagles, a side low on international exposure, were completely overpowered by a world c

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Champions League T20 Final Squads announced

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The 12 teams participating in the inaugural Champions Leagye T20 cut their squads to the permitted size of 15 today, and a quick glance at the players selected, and those that failed to make the cut shows the quality that will grace the tournament come October.

The teams are brimming with international stars, with the likes of Graeme Smith, Virender Sehwag, Brett Lee, Brendon McCullum, Paul Collingwood and Dwayne Bravo among those who will step on to domestic cricket's biggest stage when the tournament starts on October 8. The absentees, whether due to injury, opting not to play or well just deemed not good enough to be selected is also a collection of who's who, and includes Michael Clarke, Kevin Pietersen and Gl

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Players to choose sides in Champions League T20

ipl_final_pic3.jpgWith the imminent naming of the initial 20-player squads for the Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20), the CLT20 Governing Council has today clarified the rules relating to players who have qualified for multiple teams.

A number of players who are scheduled to compete in the CLT20 have qualified to compete for multiple teams and will face a tough decision as the final squad deadline looms.

Under CLT20 rules, provided a player qualifies for more than one team, all those qualifying teams can nominate that player.

If the player then decides to play for an 'away' team rather than his 'home' team (the team from the country he is eligible to represent in international cricket), the 'away' team must pay US$200,000

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Champions League - Meet the Teams


logo_cl.jpgThe much awaited Champions League Twenty-20 is now just over a month away, and the excitement is building up every day. Come December 3rd, all eyes will be glued to see whether this new format works or not. With the best Twenty-20 teams from all over the world locking horns for the first time, the sure shot winner will be the audiences who will be entertained to the core. Now let us take a closer look at the 8 participating teams. They include the Rajasthan Royals & the Chennai Super Kings from India, then the Victoria Bushrangers & the Western Warriors representing Australia. The South Africans also have their two top teams, the Titans and the Dolphins. One team each will represent Pakistan and England i.e. Sialkot Stalli

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Champions League T20: Let the party begin

lalit.jpgThe brain child of Lalit Modi, the Champions League of Twenty 20 cricket is officially off and running. The glitz and glamour of freestyle cricket is going to take a new dimension this December, when 8 teams from all over the world, battle it out to become the Twenty 20 champions of the world. Starting the 3rd of December the top two Twenty 20 teams from India, Australia, South Africa along with the champions from Pakistan and England will be seen battling it out with each other. This is the first time that champions from all over the world will lock horns and that too for whooping prize money of $6 million. The fast forward version of cricket will once again be in the limelight with the entire cricketing fraternity watching in anticipation. Thi
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