Dec 1, 2008

Sport - Cricket;BCCI to decide on Champions League T20 on 7 December


NEW DELHI: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will be holding a meeting with the board members of Cricket Australia (CA) and Cricket South Africa (CSA) on 7 December to decide the fate of Champions League Twenty20.

BCCI VP Lalit Modi confirmed to that the three boards are meeting on Sunday to decide on a suitable date.

The inaugural edition of Champions League Twenty20, which was scheduled to be played in Mumbai, Bangalore and Chennai from 3 to 10 December, was postponed last week due to the terror attacks in Mumbai.

The new schedule has to be in sync with Future Tour Programmes (FTP) which is drafted with the approval of the International Cricket Council (ICC).

According to the present FTP, India was supposed to play against Pakistan in January, 2009. However looking at the prevailing conditions related to the Mumbai terror attack, India's tour of Pakistan might not turn into a reality.

In addition, the South Africa tour to Australia is scheduled to begin in the second week of December with a series of three Test matches, followed by two T20 matches and five one day matches.

If the three boards (BCCI, CA, CSA), along with ICC, are able to tighten the South Africa versus Australia series, then Champions League T20 could be played in January.

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