Wanderers to host T20 Airtel Champions final


Wanderers Stadium, one of world cricket’s most famous venues, will host the Airtel Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) final, it was announced yesterday.
The Airtel CLT20, the grand finale of Twenty20 cricket between the world’s champion teams, will start on Friday, September 10, with a Group B clash between Sachin Tendulkar’s Mumbai Indians and Alviro Petersen’s Highveld Lions at Wanderers in Johannesburg.
Wanderers, which has hosted some of cricket biggest matches including the 2003 ICC World Cup Final, 2007 ICC World Twenty20 Final and the 2009 IPL Final, will add another chapter to its storied history in September as teams from around the world battle to be crowned the best of the best.
Durban and Centurion have been awarded the semifinals on September 24 and 25 respectively, with the final to be played at Wanderers on Sunday, September 26.
The 10 competing teams have been divided into two groups of five for a round robin phase before the top two teams from each group progress to the semifinals.
Matches throughout the tournament have been evenly distributed across the four venues with each hosting at least five fixtures, including the finals. Mumbai and the Highveld Lions have been drawn in Group B. —Reuters