New Delhi: The 2011 Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) schedule was announced on Thursday. The tournament features a record 13 teams from around the world with a chance to claim the most prestigious prize in domestic T20 cricket.
The tournament returns to India this year with matches in Chennai, Bengaluru and Kolkata, as well as a qualifying event in Hyderabad. The main tournament will run from 23 September-9 October with the Qualifier immediately beforehand from 19-21 September.
The tournament starts in Bangalore on September 23 with a Group B clash between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Warriors at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, the second time that the venue has hosted the CLT20 opener.