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The 12 sides participating in the Champions League T20 2014 have announced their final 15-man squads for the cash rich international Twenty20 cricket tournament. The sixth edition of CLT20 just like their previous edition saw the star players opting to represent their IPL franchises than be a part of their local domestic sides. Just like the previous edition, the players were given relaxation over their choice between the IPL franchise and national domestic side. But players chose to go ahead with the IPL sides as the likes of Kieron Pollard, David Miller and Jacques Kallis, chose to represent their IPL franchises Mumbai Indians, Kings XI Punjab and Kolkata Knight Riders respectively. Also Read - India vs West Indies 2014: Sunil Narine withdrawn from West Indies squad after being reported over illegal bowling action

Other players like New Zealand’s Corey Anderson and West Indian Dwayne Smith also went ahead with representing Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings than Northern Knights and Barbados Tridents. Australia’s George Bailey will again lead the Kings XI Punjab side. [Read: Champions League T20 2014 Schedule: All Match Fixtures and Complete Time Table of CLT20 2014] Also Read - Chennai Super Kings (CSK) beat Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in CLT20 2014 final: 7 interesting stats

“Like previous seasons, players who have been named by more than one team have been asked to nominate which side they are going to represent,” said Dean Kino, the CLT20 director of legal and business affairs and a member of its governing council. “Players are free to make any decision they wish. Teams are then allowed to replace any player that has withdrawn from their squad and elected to play for another side.

“CLT20 regulations state that when a player elects to play for their ‘away’ team, that team must pay the ‘home’ team US$ 150,000 compensation per player,” said Kino. Just for clarity on the matter, he went on to explain that the home team is the team from the country the player in question represents in international cricket.

The Champions League Twenty20 2014 kick-starts from September 13 and will end on October 4 with all the Qualifying Stage matches are to be played in Raipur from September 13 to 16 with 12 teams. The Group stage matches will see the number of teams reduce to 10 teams battling out from September 17. India has decided four venues for the tournament in form of Mohali, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Raipur.  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.

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 Qualifiers    One team from the Qualifiers

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 Tridents (West Indies) and another Qualifier. One of the star sides of India, Mumbai Indians 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).

Champions League T20 2014: Complete squads of all teams of CLT20 2014

Chennai Super Kings: MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Ashish Nehra, Mithun Manhas, R. Ashwin, Ishwar Pandey, Pawan Negi, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohit Sharma, Dwayne Smith, Dwayne Bravo, John Hastings, Brendon McCullum, Samuel Badree, Francois Du Plessis

Kolkata Knight Riders: Gautam Gambhir, Yusuf Pathan, Robin Uthappa, Piyush Chawla, Ranganath Vinay Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Manish Pandey, Suryakumar Yadav, Kuldeep Yadav, Sunil Narine, Jacques Kallis, Ryan Ten Doeschate, Morne Morkel, Patrick Cummins, Andre Russell

Northern Knights: Ish Sodhi, Jono Boult, Brad Wilson, Kane Williamson, Daniel Flynn, BJ Watling, Graeme Aldridge, Anton Devcich, Tim Southee, Scott Kuggeleijn, Daryl Mitchell, Daniel Harris, Scott Styris, Trent Boult, Daniel Vettori

Perth Scorchers: Ashton Agar, Yasir Arafat, Michael Beer, Cameron Bancroft, Jason Behrendorff, Hilton Cartwright, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Brad Hogg, Simon Mackin, Mitchell Marsh, Joel Paris, Craig Simmons, Ashton Turner, Adam Voges, Sam Whiteman

Kings XI Punjab: George Bailey, Thisara Perera, Mitchell Johnson, Glenn Maxwell, David Miller, Akshar Rajesh Patel, Karanveer Singh, Lakshmipathy Balaji, Manan Vohra, Mandeep Singh, Rishi Dhawan, Virender Sehwag, Wriddhiman Saha, Anureet Singh, Parvinder Awana

Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma, Harbhajan Singh, Ambati Rayudu, Pragyan Ojha, Praveen Kumar, Aditya Tare, Jalaj Saxena, Jasprit Bumrah, Shreyas Gopal, Mike Hussey, Kieron Pollard, Corey Anderson, Lasith Malinga, Marchant De Lange, Lendl Simmons

Southern Express: Kusal Janith Perera, Danushka Gunatilake, Angelo Perera, Jehan Mubarak, Niroshan Dickwella, Dilruwan Perara, Prasanna Seekuge, Ishan Jayaratne, Farvees Maharoof, Kasun Madushanka, Yasoda Lanka, Charith Jayampathi, Sachith Pathirana, Sandaken Lakshen, Dilshan T.M

Cape Cobras: Hashim Amla, J P Duminy, Justin Kemp, Rory Kleinveldt, Charl Langeveldt, Richard Levi, Aviwe Mgijima, Justin Ontong, Robin Peterson, Vernon Philander, Dane Piedt, Zakhele Qwabe, Omphile Ramela, Stiaan Van Zyl, Dane Vilas

Lahore Lions: Mohammed Hafeez, Ahmad Shahzad, Umar Siddique Khan, Muhammad Umar Akmal, Nasir Jamshaid, Muhammad Salman Ali, Asif Raza, Muhammad Mustafa Iqbal, Wahab Riaz, Aizaz Bin Ilyas Cheema, Imran Ali, Saad Naseem, Adnan Rasool, Muhammad Saeed, Ali Manzoor

Hobart Hurricanes: Tim Paine, Jon Wells, Evan Gulbis, Xavier Doherty, Ben Hilfenhaus, Dom Michael, Sam Rainbird, Travis Birt, Doug Bollinger, Aiden Blizzard, Cameron Boyce, Joe Mennie, Ben Laughlin, Ben Dunk, Shoaib Malik

Dolphins: Daryn Smit, Daryn Miles Dupavillon, Cody Chetty, Vaughn Bernard Van Jaarsveld, Khayelihle Zondo, Robert Frylinck, Morne Nico Van Wyk, Kyle John Abbott, Craig John Alexander, Jonathan David Vandiar, Keshav Athmanand Maharaj, Prenelan Subrayen, Cameron Scott Delport, Andile Lucky Phehlukwayo, Bongumusa Sibonelo Makhanya

Barbados Tridents: Shane Dowrich, Jeevan Mendis, Jason Holder, Ashley Nurse, Jonathan Carter, Neil Mckenzie, Akeal Hosein, Ravi Rampaul, Rayad Emrit, Raymon Reifer, Kyle Mayers, William Perkins, James Franklin, Elton Chigumbura, Dilshan Munaweera