ESPN Caribbean Presents Exclusive Live Coverage of the 2012 Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20)

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ESPN Caribbean Presents Exclusive Live Coverage of the 2012 Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20)

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 Group Stage Starts Saturday on ESPN Caribbean and ESPNPlay.com

 The Group Stage of the fourth edition of the Champions League CLT20, which features some of the world’s top teams, including clubs from the Indian Premier League, the Caribbean, Australia, England, South Africa, Sri Lanka and New Zealand, starts this Saturday October 13 at 7:20 a.m. ET on ESPN Caribbean and ESPNPlay.com.  A Pakistani club will also be featured for the first time.

Caribbean cricket fans can look forward to seeing some of their favourite cricketers turning out for their Indian Premier League (IPL) teams, including Dwayne Bravo (Chennai Super Kings), Sunil Narine (Kolkata Knight Riders) and Kieron Pollard (Mumbai Indians).

Trinidad & Tobago failed to qualify today despite posting a strong 181 for 3 – the highest score of the qualifying stage, before rain forced abandonment of the match against Uva Next. Darren Bravo at 54 not out and Denish Ramdin at 50, were among the runs in the game against Uva Next which also failed to advance to the qualifying stage of the tournament. The Trinidad & Tobago team included several stars including Ravi Rampaul and Samuel Badree, fresh from their participation on the West Indies team which won the ICC World Twenty20 Championship in Colombo, Sri Lanka on Sunday, October 7, 2012.

The CLT20 will see participation of superstars from top club teams such as India’s Sachin Tendulkar (Mumbai Indians), Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi (Hampshire), Sri Lanka’s Mahela Jayawardene (Delhi Daredevils), Australia’s Shane Watson (Sydney Sixers),South Africa’s Jacques Kallis (Kolkata Knight Riders), New Zealand’s Brendon McCallum (Kolkata Knight Riders) and England’s Kevin Pietersen (Delhi Daredevils).

The CLT20 is being played across four venues in South Africa: Centurion, Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town.  Eight teams had previously qualified for the main tournament while a further six teams competed in the qualifying stage from October 9-11, 2012.  The top two teams from the qualifiers Yorkshire and Auckland have now joined the other eight in the main tournament—Perth Scorchers, Sydney Sixers, Highveld Lions, Titans, Delhi Daredevils, Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings.

ESPNPlay.com, ESPN Caribbean’s broadband network serving West Indian fans, is simulcasting all CLT20 matches live.  ESPNPlay.com is available to subscribers of participating cable systems by logging onto their provider’s web site or ESPNPlay.com.  Fans are also able to replay all 2012 Champions League Twenty20 matches at their convenience on the site.

ESPN Caribbean will cover the rest of the event exclusively in the West Indies, including the Group Stage, October 13-24; the Semi Finals, October 25-27; and the Finals, Sunday October 28.

2012 Champions League Twenty20 on ESPN Caribbean and ESPNPlay.com:

Date Time (ET) Match
Sat, Oct 13 7:20 a.m. Champions League Twenty20, Group A: Titans vs. Perth Scorchers 
    SuperSport Park, Centurion
  11:20 a.m. Champions League Twenty20, Group A: Kolkata Knight Riders vs. Delhi Daredevils
    SuperSport Park, Centurion
Sun, Oct 14 7:20 a.m. Champions League Twenty20, Group B: Chennai Super Kings vs. Sydney Sixers
    New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
  11:20 a.m. Champions League Twenty20, Group B: Highveld Lions vs. Mumbai Indians
    New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
Mon, Oct 15 11:20 a.m. Champions League Twenty20, Group A: Auckland vs. Kolkata Knight Riders
    Newlands, Cape Town
Tue, Oct 16 7:20 a.m. Champions League Twenty20, Group B: Sydney Sixers vs. TBC (Qualifier 2)
    Newlands, Cape Town
  11:20 a.m. Champions League Twenty20, Group B: Chennai Super Kings vs. Lions
    Newlands, Cape Town
Wed, Oct 17 7:20 a.m. Champions League Twenty20, Group A: Auckland vs. Titans
    Kingsmead, Durban
  11:20 a.m. Champions League Twenty20, Group A: Kolkata Knight Riders vs. Perth Scorchers
    Kingsmead, Durban
Thu, Oct 18 7:20 a.m. Champions League Twenty20, Group B: Lions vs. Sydney Sixers
    Newlands, Cape Town
  11:20 a.m. Champions League Twenty20, Group B: Mumbai Indians vs. TBC (Qualifier 2)
    Newlands, Cape Town
Fri, Oct 19 11:20 a.m. Champions League Twenty20, Group A: Auckland vs. Delhi Daredevils
    Kingsmead, Durban
Sat, Oct 20 7:20 a.m. Champions League Twenty20, Group B: Lions vs. TBC (Qualifier 2)
    New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
  11:20 a.m. Champions League Twenty20, Group B: Chennai Super Kings vs. Mumbai Indians
    New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
Sun, Oct 21 7:20 a.m. Champions League Twenty20, Group A: Perth Scorchers vs. Delhi Daredevils
    Newlands, Cape Town
  11:20 a.m. Champions League Twenty20, Group A: Kolkata Knight Riders vs. Titans
    Newlands, Cape Town
Mon, Oct 22 7:20 a.m. Champions League Twenty20, Group B: Chennai Super Kings vs. TBC (Qualifier 2)
    Kingsmead, Durban
  11:20 a.m. Champions League Twenty20, Group B: Sydney Sixers vs. Mumbai Indians
    Kingsmead, Durban
Tue, Oct 23 7:20 a.m. Champions League Twenty20, Group A: Perth Scorchers vs. TBC (Qualifier 1)
    SuperSport Park, Centurion
  11:20 a.m. Champions League Twenty20, Group A: Delhi Daredevils vs. Titans
    SuperSport Park, Centurion
Thu, Oct 25 11:20 a.m. Champions League Twenty20, Semifinal #1: TBC vs. TBC (1st Group A v 2nd Group B)
    Kingsmead, Durban
Fri, Oct 26 11:20 a.m. Champions League Twenty20, Semifinal #2: TBC vs. TBC (1st Group B v 2nd Group A)
    SuperSport Park, Centurion
Sun, Oct 28 11:20 a.m. Champions League Twenty20, Final: TBC vs. TBC
    New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg 

ESPN Caribbean and Cricket Programming 

ESPN Caribbean is part of ESPN International, a division of ESPN, Inc.  ESPN International has grown to include ownership — in whole or in part — of 48 television networks outside of the United States, as well as a variety of brand extension businesses, which allow ESPN to reach fans in over 200 countries and territories. ESPN International business entities include television, radio, print, internet, broadband, wireless, consumer products, and event management.

ESPN Caribbean is home to important regional and international cricket matches.  In addition to the International Cricket Council events listed below, ESPN Caribbean presents the Champions League Twenty20, Caribbean Twenty20, the Caribbean Regional Super50 and Caribbean Regional 4-Day.

Media Contacts:

Ardi Dwornik, 646-547-5612, [email protected]

Marcia Erskine, (876) 960-3170 / (876) 876-960-5308, [email protected]

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