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Champions League Twenty20 to be Discontinued
The Governing Council of the Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) has confirmed that the CLT20 competition will be discontinued with immediate effect. The Governing Council of the CLT20, comprising representatives of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Cricket South Africa (CSA) and Cricket Australia (CA) made the decision unanimously.
As such the 2015 CLT20 scheduled for September and October will not go ahead as planned.
The competition was launched in 2009 by the BCCI with CA and CSA. The Governing Council determined that the discontinuation of the league was the most appropriate decision due to the tournaments limited public following.
According to reports, the BCCI was planning an IPL Premiership Cup in the UAE in September. This would feature all eight IPL teams and would solely be a property of BCCI. After suspension order on Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals, the plans have been hit.
Anurag Thakur, Honorary Secretary of the BCCI said: "This has been a difficult decision as the Champions League T20 provided added context to a number of domestic Twenty 20 competitions around the world such as the IPL in India, Big Bash League in Australia and South Africa's Ram Slam T20."