Champions League Twenty20 2012Titans Take on Perth in CLT20 Opener27-Jul-2012 17:39:00 GMT
New Delhi: South Africa' Twenty20 champions Titans will take on Australian Perth Scorchers in the opening Group game of the Champions League Twenty20 in South Africa. While in 2nd game of the opening day IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders will square off Delhi Daredevils at SuperSport Park, Centurion.
The Group Stage of the tournament will commence with a double-header at Centurion on October 13.
The final of the Champions League Twenty20 will be played on October 28 at the Wanderers, Johannesburg, an arena that has hosted the final of the World Cup 2003, the inaugural ICC World Twenty20, 2007 and the unforgettable '438' ODI between South Africa and Australia in 2006.
Pool 1 - ECB 1 (winners of the ECB's domestic T20 championship), Sialkot Stallions (Pakistan) and Auckland Aces (New Zealand).
Pool 2 - ECB 2 (runners-up in the ECB's domestic T20 championship), Trinidad and Tobago (West Indies) and the winners of Sri Lanka's domestic T20 championship.
Group Stage: The Group Stage will comprise 10 teams divided into two groups of five. Each side will play the other four in their group with the top two teams qualifying for the semi-finals.
Group A - Kolkata Knight Riders, Titans, Perth Scorchers, Delhi Daredevils and Qualifier 1.
Group B - Chennai Super Kings, Highveld Lions, Sydney Sixers, Mumbai Indians and Qualifier 2.