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BCCI, ECB and CA in Talks to Revive Champions League T20

BCCI, ECB, and Australian boards are discussing reviving the Champions League T20 Which was last played in 2014.

Discussions on Revival of Champions League T20

The Board of Control for Cricket in India, England Cricket Board, and Cricket Australia have initiated and actively discussed the revival of the Champions League T20 which was last played in the year 2014.

MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings became the last competition champions after defeating Kolkata Knight Riders in the finals in Bengaluru. The Champions League was played with Three teams from India, two each from Australia and South Africa, and one each from Pakistan, New Zealand, and the West Indies.

A total of six editions were played between the years 2009 and 2014 with CSK and MI winning each twice while Australia’s New South Wales and Sydney Sixers won the title once.

Cricket Victoria CEO Nick Cummins has officially confirmed the development of reviving the Champions League.

“I think the (earlier edition of) Champions League was ahead of its time. The T20 landscape wasn’t mature enough at that point. I think it is now. I know that there’s active conversations between Cricket Australia (CA), ECB (England and Wales Cricket Board) and the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) about (reviving) the Champions League,” Nick Cummins said.

“It’s just trying to find a window as to when you actually play that, because you’ve also got all the ICC tournaments as well. It may be (the case) that the first iteration of the Champions League will be of the women.

“(it may involve cricketers playing in the) WPL, the Hundred, and the WBBL. I’m constantly talking to Nick Hockley, Cricket Australia CEO, for a Champions League, because I think it’s pretty important to bring that back. There are talks about it.

It’s probably a question to ask Jay Shah (BCCI secretary). But certainly, from an Australian cricket perspective, we are very open to the idea of the Champions League. It’s just about finding a window in the FTP, but I think that’s the next step in the evolution of cricket,” Cummins added.

“(The) Champions League is well overdue. Look at what the Champions League does for football, the World Cup is fantastic and the Champions League is there (too) every time. The idea of the Mumbai Indians playing the Melbourne Stars at the MCG would be just as exciting as India playing Australia at the MCG,” concluded Nick Cummins.

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