Champions League T20 - 2013

Champions League T20 2013 (CLT20), the much-awaited Twenty20 cricketing extravaganza, is all set to kick off on on September 21, when Rajasthan Royals take on Indian Premier League champions Mumbai Indians at the Sawai Man Singh stadium in Jaipur.

The tournament will follow a format similar to the two previous editions, with the Group Stage preceded by a Qualifier. The qualifying stage of the tournament, to be played from September 17 to 20, at Hyderabad, involves four teams - Sunrisers Hyderabad, Faisalabad Wolves, Kandurata Maroons and Otago Volts of which two will make it to the group stages of Champions League T20.

A total of 29 matches will be played in the US$ 6 million tournament.

Eight teams - Mumbai Indians (India), Highveld Lions (South Africa), Perth Scorchers (Australia), Rajasthan Royals (India), Chennai Super Kings (India), Titans (South Africa), Brisbane Heat (Australia) and Trinidad & Tobago (West Indies) - have made it to the main draw and they will be joined by two top scoring teams in the qualifier rounds.

The teams will be split into Group A and Group B comprising of five teams each - four seeded teams and one each from the qualifiers. The top two performing teams from each group will qualify for the semi finals.

The first semi-final will be at Jaipur on October 4. The second semi-finalwill be on October 6 at the Ferozeshah Kotla in New Delhi. It will also host the final of the tournament on October 5.

Here are Complete Squads of Teams in CLT20:

Group A: Mumbai Indians (India), Highveld Lions (South Africa), Perth Scorchers (Australia), Rajasthan Royals (India), Q1 (Qualifier)

Group B: Chennai Super Kings (India), Titans (South Africa), Brisbane Heat (Australia), Trinidad & Tobago (West Indies), Q2 (Qualifier)

Qualifier: Sunrisers Hyderabad (India), Otago Volts (New Zealand), SL Domestic League Winner (Sri Lanka), Faisalabad Wolves (Pakistan)

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