clt-20-2014

After a wonderful season of IPL 2014, India looks all set to host the sixth edition of Champions League T20 2014. Champions League T20 is scheduled to begin from September 13 to October 4, 2014. And the excitement will double up for the fans as the  6th edition of Champion League will see the mouth watering clash between IPL 2014 winners Kolkata Knight Riders take on twice IPL winners Chennai Super Kings in the opening match of the Group Stage in Hyderabad on September 17, 2014.[Read: Champions League T20 2014 Points Table & Results of CLT20: Team Standings & Group Wise Points Tally]

Champions League T20 or CLT20 has reached its sixth year since commencement will once again see the battle among the top domestic teams from major cricketing nations for the coveted trophy. This annual international T20 cricket has garnered a lot of attention around the cricketing world and is sure to be watched out more with cricket frenzy country India hosting the same. [Read: Champions League T20 2014: Complete squads of all teams of CLT20 2014]

India has decided four venues for the tournament in form of Mohali, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Raipur. All the Qualifying Stage matches are to be played in Raipur from September 13 to 16. The Semi finals will be played in Hyderabad on October 2, 2014. The Final will be hosted by Bengaluru on October 4, 2014 just like they were the hosts for the IPL 2014 as well.

There are two groups – Group A that consists of Kolkata Knight Riders (India), Dolphins (South Africa), Perth Scorchers (Australia), Chennai Super Kings (India) and one of the Qualifiers. Group B consists of Kings XI Punjab (India), Hobart Hurricanes (Australia), Cape Cobras (South Africa), Barbados Trident from West Indies that would be decided after the ongoing Caribbean Premier League and another Qualifier. One of the star sides, Mumbai Indians (India) will play the qualifying stage match to move to Group B. The other teams playing the qualifiers are Lahore Lions (Pakistan), Northern Knights (New Zealand) and Southern Express (Sri Lanka).

Group A

Group B

Kolkata Knight Riders (India)Kings XI Punjab (India)
Dolphins (South Africa)Barbados Trident (West Indies)
Perth Scorchers (Australia)Hobart Hurricanes (Australia)
Chennai Super Kings (India)Cape Cobras (South Africa)
One team from the QualifiersOne team from the Qualifiers

 

Teams for Qualifying Stage

Qualifier 1Lahore Lions (Pakistan)
Qualifier 2Mumbai Indians (India)
Qualifier 3Northern Knights (New Zealand)
Qualifier 4Southern Express (Sri Lanka)

Few Pointers related to the Qualifiers for the Group Stages:

1. Qualifier 1 and Qualifier 3 will enter Group A on qualifying for the Group Stage. While Qualifier 2 and Qualifier 4 will enter Group B on qualifying for the Group Stage.
2. In case both Q1 and Q3 qualify for Group Stage then Qualifier 1 will enter Group A and Qualifier 3 will enter Group B. And if both the Q3 2 and Q4 reach Group stage then Qualifier 2 will enter Group B and Qualifier 4 will enter Group A.

Complete Match Schedule and Timetable of Champions League T20 2014

Match

Date

Team

Time

Venue

Schedule of Qualifying Stage Matches

1

September 13Northern Knights vs Southern Express4:00 PMRaipur

2

September 13Mumbai Indians vs Lahore Lions8:00 PMRaipur

3

September 14Northern Knights vs Lahore Lions4:00 PMRaipur

4

September 14Mumbai Indians vs Southern Express8:00 PMRaipur

5

September 16Southern Express vs Lahore Lions4:00 PMRaipur

6

September 16Mumbai Indians vs Northern Knights8:00 PMRaipur

Schedule of Group Stage Matches

Match

Group

1

A

September 17Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings8:00 PMHyderabad

2

B

September 18Kings XI Punjab vs Hobart Hurricanes8:00 PMMohali

3

B

September 19Cape Cobras vs Northern Knights8:00 PMRaipur

4

A

September 20Dolphins vs Perth Scorchers4:00 PMMohali

5

B

September 20Kings XI Punjab vs Barbados Tridents8:00 PMMohali

6

B

September 21Cape Cobras vs Hobart Hurricanes4:00 PMHyderabad

7

A

September 21Kolkata Knight Riders vs Lahore Lions8:00 PMHyderabad

8

A

September 22Dolphins vs Chennai Super Kings8:00 PMBengaluru

9

B

September 23Hobart Hurricanes vs Northern Knights8:00 PMRaipur

10

A

September 24Kolkata Knight Riders vs Perth Scorchers8:00 PMHyderabad

11

A

September 25Chennai Super Kings vs Lahore Lions8:00 PMBengaluru

12

B

September 26Cape Cobras vs Barbados Tridents4:00 PMMohali

13

B

September 26Kings XI Punjab vs Northern Knights8:00 PMMohali

14

A

September 27Dolphins vs Lahore Lions4:00 PMBengaluru

15

A

September 27Perth Scorchers vs Chennai Super Kings8:00 PMBengaluru

16

B

September 28Hobart Hurricanes vs Barbados Tridents4:00 PMMohali

17

B

September 28Kings XI Punjab vs Cape Cobras8:00 PMMohali

18

A

September 29Kolkata Knight Riders vs Dolphins8:00 PMHyderabad

19

A

September 30Perth Scorchers vs Lahore Lions4:00 PMBengaluru

20

B

September 30Northern Knights vs Barbados Tridents8:00 PMBengaluru

Schedule of Knockout Stage Matches

Semi-final 1

October 2A1 vs B24:00 PMHyderabad

Semi-final 2

October 2B1 vs A28:00 PMHyderabad

Final

October 4TBD vs TBD8:00 PMBegaluru

With yet another season of Champions League T20, these international teams will look forward to adding another feather in their caps. Watch this space for more as we move into another exciting season of twenty20 cricket.