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Champions League T20 2012 will be the fourth edition of the Champions League Twenty20, an international Twenty20 cricket tournament. Tournament Matches schedule start from 10th to 28th October 2012. It will be held in South Africa from 10 to 28 October 2012.
This tournament will feature a team from Pakistan for the first time. Pakistan’s participation had not been considered for past seasons of the tournament due to the hostility between India and Pakistan since the 2008 Mumbai attacks.
The venues are: Cape Town, Johannesburg, Centurion and Durban.
Four teams from the Indian Premier League 2012 Mumbai Indians, Kolkata Knight Riders, Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Daredevils will play the fourth edition of the Champions League T20 in South Africa.
Pool 1 teams - Hampshire(England), Sialkot Stallions (Pakistan) and Auckland Aces (New Zealand).
Pool 2 teams- Yorkshire(England), Trinidad and Tobago (West Indies) and Uva Next (Sri Lanka).
The Group Stage will comprise 10 teams divided into two groups. Each group have five teams. Each side will play the other four in their group with the top two teams qualifying for the semi-finals.
Group ATeams- Kolkata Knight Riders (India), Titans (South Africa), Perth Scorchers (Australia), Delhi Daredevils (India) and Qualifier 1.
Group BTeams- Chennai Super Kings(India), Highveld Lions (South Africa), Sydney Sixers (Australia), Mumbai Indians(India) and Qualifier 2.
Kolkata Knight Riders will play with Delhi Daredevils in CLT20 2012 1st match and the final of the Champions League Twenty20 will be played on October 28 at the Wanderers, Johannesburg.
Teams Confirmed From below tournaments
Domestic tournament Teams from Teams
Indian Premier League 2012 India 4 (Top four teams)
MiWay T20 Challenge 2011–12 South Africa 2 (Winner and runner-up)
Big Bash League 2011–12 Australia 2 (Winner and runner-up)
Caribbean Twenty20 2011–12 West Indies 1 (Top performing domestic team)
HRV Cup 2011–12 New Zealand 1 (Winner)
Faysal Bank Super Eight T20 Cup 2012 Pakistan 1 (Winner)
Friends Life T20 2012 England 2 (Winner and runner-up)
SLPL T20 2012 Sri Lanka 1 (Winner)
Qualified teams below
Team Domestic tournament Position Appearance Qualified
Perth Scorchers Big Bash League 2011–12 Runner-up 1st 21 Jan 2012
Auckland Aces HRV Cup 2011–12 Winner 2nd 22 Jan 2012
Sydney Sixers Big Bash League 2011–12 Winner 1st 22 Jan 2012
Trinidad and Tobago Caribbean Twenty20 2011–12 Winner 3rd 22 Jan 2012
Lions MiWay T20 Challenge 2011–12 Runner-up 2nd 18 March 2012
Titans MiWay T20 Challenge 2011–12 Winner 1st 25 March 2012
Sialkot Stallions Faysal Bank Super Eight T20 Cup 2012 Winner 1st 1 April 2012
Delhi Daredevils Indian Premier League 2012 3rd place 2nd 19 May 2012
Kolkata Knight Riders Indian Premier League 2012 Winner 2nd 19 May 2012
Chennai Super Kings Indian Premier League 2012 Runner-up 3rd 23 May 2012
Mumbai Indians Indian Premier League 2012 4th place 3rd 19 May 2012
Hampshire Friends Life T20 2012 Winner 1st 26 August 2012
Yorkshire Friends Life T20 2012 Runner-up 2nd 26 August 2012
Uva Next SLPL T20 2012 Winner 1st 31st August 2012
Teams participating in the qualifying stage:
Teams Domestic tournament Position Qualified
Auckland Aces HRV Cup 2011–12 Winners 22 Jan, 2012
Trinidad and Tobago Caribbean Twenty20 2011–12 Winners 22 Jan, 2012
Sialkot Stallions 2012 Faysal Bank Super Eight T20 Winners 1 April, 2012
Hampshire 2012 Friends Life t20 Winners 25 Aug 2012
Yorkshire 2012 Friends Life t20 Runners-up 25 Aug, 2012
Uva Next 2012 Sri Lanka Premier League Winners 31 Aug, 2012