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Sunday, October 14, 2012

Champions League starts

The T20 Champions League started on Saturday with crowds thronging the stadium even when it was held in South Africa. It reiterates the fact that club cricket has in fact won over the others in the T20 format. The ICC should encourage this more than the farcical T20 World Cup that it conducts every two years.

Four IPL teams are in the fray while two each from Australia and South Africa domestic T20 tournaments vie for top honours. Mumbai Indians, who won the previous version, will be eager to show their mettle once again while Chennai Super Kings, under MS Dhoni and Stephen Fleming (coach) will be waiting to regain their lost pride.

While all this is happening in South Africa, the domestic cricket has started back in India - Duleep Trophy to be precise. Some of the stars whose team have not qualified are appearing in this tournament more to catch the eyes of the selectors in anticipation of the English and Australian team visits.

What can one expect from the Champions League? Lot of natural spills and artificial thrills on the ground while some players might be eager to make their presence felt. The players from the Caribbean will be looking to increase their bank balance (even though they won the T20 World Cup last week!) while the ones like Kevin Pietersen, Harbhajan Singh and Yusuf Pathan will be looking to restore old pride.

Nothing to write home about nor anything that you will miss if you blink your eye.
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