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Mumbai Indians take on SA's Highveld Lions in CLT20 opener

cricket Updated: Jun 29, 2010 15:59 IST

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Indian Premier League III runners-up Mumbai Indians, led by batting great Sachin Tendulkar, will face South Africa's Highveld Lions in the opening match of the Airtel Champions League Twenty20 at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg on September 10.

Mumbai Indians and IPL's third-placed outfit Royal Challengers Bangalore have been placed in Group B along with Highveld Lions, South Australia Redbacks, and West Indies' representative to be determined in late-July. IPL champions Chennai Super Kings, led by Mahendra Singh Dhoni, are in Group A alongside the Twenty20 champions from Australia, South Africa, New Zealand and Sri Lanka, the organisers announced on Tuesday.

The final would be held at the Wanderers on September 26 while Durban and Centurion have been awarded the semi-finals on September 24 and 25 respectively.

The 10 competing teams have been divided into two groups of five for a round robin phase before the top two teams from each group progress to the semi-finals.

Matches have been evenly distributed across the four venues with each hosting at least five fixtures, including the final, the organisers said. All 23 matches in the tournament would be broadcast in prime time in India starting at 5pm or 9pm IST, as per the schedule.