The governing body of Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) has decided to discontinue the tournament. The news came a day after two big teams of Indian Premier League (IPLT20) were suspended for two years after they were found guilty of spot-fixing.
The governing body of CLT20, which includes members of BCCI, Cricket Australia and Cricket South Africa, made the decision unanimously.
The tournament was scheduled for September and October this which will not be taking place after the discontinuation.
Talking to media, Mr. Anurag Thakur, Honorary Secretary of the BCCI said:
“This has been a difficult decision as the Champions League T20 provided added context to a number of domestic Twenty 20 competitions around the world such as the IPL in India, Big Bash League in Australia and South Africa’s Ram Slam T20. ”
“It was a fantastic platform for players from around the world to showcase their talent and the participating teams thoroughly enjoyed the experience over the last six seasons.
“Unfortunately, off the field, Champions League T20 wasn’t sustaining the interest of the fans as we had hoped.
”This decision was made, after consultation with all our commercial partners and meeting the contractual obligations of all parties involved.
“The Governing Council would like to thank everyone involved with the CLT20 and all those who participated in the tournament.
“Further details associated with winding down the league including settling with the three nations that had invested time and effort in the competition, will be completed very soon”.
CLT20 had 6 consecutive events in which teams from India, Australia, South Africa, Sri Lanka and Pakistan participated.