Champions League T20 Postponed Due To Terrorist Attacks in Mumbai

The inaugural Champions League Twenty20, scheduled to begin in Mumbai on December 3, has been postponed following Wednesday’s terrorist strikes in the city. The tournament is likely to be held in India early next year according to Lalit Modi, the Champions League chairman.

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ICL and Ranji Trophy also affected

* The ICL has called off its ongoing world series after a meeting with Gujarat government officials. “The [ICL] executive board decided it was not appropriate to continue,” Kiran More, a board member, told Cricinfo. “We were ready with the extra security but felt the atmosphere in the wake of the Mumbai events was just not right to go ahead with the matches.” The world series, involving India XI, Pakistan XI, Bangladesh XI and World XI, was scheduled to end on Saturday.

* The Ranji Trophy match between Mumbai and Hyderabad, which was scheduled to start on November 29 in Mumbai, has also been postponed. The match will now be played between December 2 and 5.

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