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CL 2011: News

CLT20: Two days to go

HT takes a look at 13 teams who will participate in the Champions League T20, and how they have made it to the big stage. While the top seven are in the main draw, the other six will play a qualifier to claim the remaining three berths.

Switching loyalties: Champions League T20 one day to go

Big money contracts with IPL teams means some stars will abandon their home teams in the CLT20. HT takes a look.

CLT20 qualifiers to begin tomorrow

Some of the world's best Twenty20 players would be seen in action at the Champions League Twenty20 cricket tournament which gets underway with the qualifying round in Hyderabad on Monday. Switching loyalties

I may even play the next 50-over World Cup: Jacques Kallis

At a time when the CLT20 is facing a low-key build-up, the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad couldn't have asked for a bigger name. But a lack of buzz isn't bothering Jacques Kallis. Instead, the new Kolkata Knight Riders captain is looking round off some unfinished business here. That's what the South Africa all-rounder said when HT caught up with him.

T&T beat Ruhunu by five wickets in CL T20 qualifier

Trinidad and Tobago posted a five wicket win over Sri Lanka's Ruhunu Eleven in the opening match of the Champions League qualifier at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium today.

KKR clinch thrilling win over Auckland by two runs

If anything saved the Kolkata Knight Riders from a debacle on Monday, it was Jacques Kallis calling it right at the toss. Debjeet Kundu reports.

T&T fox Leicestershire

As much as the Trinidad and Tobago openers looked to have fallen in love with the Hyderabad wicket, their counterparts at Leicestershire Foxes were just not willing to give in to its charms. Debjeet Kundu reports.

Thrilling night: Somerset cross line off last ball

Once Somerset pacers made quick inroads into the top order of Auckland Aces, it was always going to be an uphill task for the New Zealand team. Debjeet Kundu reports. Scorecard

Ruhunu send Leicestershire packing

Ruhunu pulled off a nervy 4-run victory over their English rivals, scoring 160 for six and then restricting Leicestershire to 156 for eight. Debjeet Kundu reports.

Gambhir watches as KKR run into trouble

The man who hates being on the sidelines was at the nets, trying to slowly get back into the game.

KKR qualify for CLT20 main round despite loss to Somerset

Kolkata Knight Riders lost their final qualifying round match against Somerset by 11 runs but still managed to qualify for the Champions League Twenty20 main tournament here today.

KKR will have to raise game in main draw: Kallis

Match lost but qualification for the main draw secured, Kolkata Knight Riders captain Jacques Kallis said his team will have to rise above the average if it wants to go far in the Champions League Twenty20.

Challengers ready for the war

The battle to determine the best Twenty20 side begins on Friday when the Royal Challengers Bangalore take on the Warriors, of South Africa, in the Champions League T20 opener. Nikhilesh Bhattacharya  reports. Local stars

Compton tag sits lightly on him

No cricket enthusiast can ignore the pedigree of the grandson of Denis Compton, one of England's finest batsmen. But that doesn't put Somerset all-rounder Nick Compton under any pressure. “In fact, it's a pride that I love to carry,” he said when HT caught with him. “He (Denis) must have been proud seeing me play today.”

RCB duo taking a quieter route

The RCB are at full strength with the arrival of Virat Kohli and Sri Lanka captain Tillakaratne Dilshan. Chris Gayle has already made his mark afresh, hitting a blistering fifty in a practice tie.

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