The inaugural Twenty20 Champions League competition has been pushed back from its initial date of September-October and will instead be played in early December, organisers announced on Thursday.
The governing council of the Champions League, which will feature the leading provincial teams from India, Australia, South Africa, England and Pakistan, agreed to a request from the ICC to push back the competition.
The later dates will allow for a gap between the end of the Champions Trophy international 50-over competition scheduled for September.
The changed dates meant the first test between Australia and South Africa will be pushed back, to start on Dec. 17 rather than Dec. 12.
The tournament will offer $6 million in prize-money.