Today, the inaugural Airtel Champions League Twenty Twenty (CLT20) kicked off with the first match played between the Royal Challengers Bangalore (India) and the Cape Cobras (South Africa). The Cape Cobras won the match with some exceptional batting by Jean-Paul Duminy, scoring an unbeaten 99 of 52 balls.
With the T20 format becoming wholesome entertainment, I guess the Cricket Administrators took a cue from the UEFA Champions League and created CLT20. This year’s CLT20 includes 12 teams from 7 nations. However, the fact that the World T20 champion Pakistan isn’t represented in this year’s CLT20 is disappointing.
Here in the UK, I’m glad that I can watch the CLT20 on British Eurosport 2 (channel 411 on SKY).
Nowadays, there is always cricket to watch! Good for us fans, but cricketers need to have a very high level of fitness to avoid burn out. It will be the survival of the fittest!