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Wed Apr 23 08:45:31 SAST 2014

Titans to play Perth Scorchers in Champions League opener

Sapa | 27 July, 2012 10:440 Comments
Faf du Plessis and Martin van Jaarsveld of Titans running hard during the 2012 MiWay T20 Challenge final match between bizhub Highveld Lions and Nashua Titans from Bidvest Wanderers Stadium on April 01, 2012 in Johannesburg
Image by: Duif du Toit / Gallo Images

The Titans, South Africa’s reigning domestic T20 champions will take on Australia’s domestic T20 runners-up, Perth Scorchers, in the opening ’Group Stage’ game of the Champions League Twenty20 2012.

The group stage of the tournament will commence with a double-header in Centurion on October 13.

The Titans match will be followed by one between Kolkata Knight Riders, the IPL 2012 champions, and Delhi Daredevils, who finished third in the same tournament.

The final of the Champions League will be played on October 28, at the Wanderers, Johannesburg.

The fourth edition of the Champions League will feature a total of 14 teams and 29 matches across four venues — Centurion, Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town.

The group stage, which will be preceded by a qualifying stage, will comprise 10 teams divided into two groups of five.

Each side will play the other four in their group with the top two teams qualifying for the semi-finals.

Group A — Kolkata Knight Riders (India), Titans (South Africa), Perth Scorchers (Australia), Delhi Daredevils (India) and Qualifier 1.

Group B — Chennai Super Kings (India), Highveld Lions (South Africa), Sydney Sixers (Australia), Mumbai Indians (India) and Qualifier 2.

Information on ticket sales and pricing will be released at a later date.

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