The Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), the custodian of the laws of the game, has partnered with the Champions League T20 (CLT20) for the third year in a row to promote the spirit of cricket.
The tournament gets underway with a qualifying section ahead of the main competition starting on 23rd September and running until 9th October in Bangalore, Chennai and Kolkata.
MCC's Head Of Cricket, John Stephenson, will attend the opening ceremony where the ten team captains will sign a 'Captains Charter' which commits them to upholding the MCC Spirit of Cricket 'Play Hard, Play Fair' principle.
"We are delighted to continue to partner the Nokia Champions League Twenty20 for a third successive year," Stephenson said.
"The competition brings together the best cricketers and teams from across the world. It presents a perfect opportunity for the players to demonstrate to a global audience that you can win, and win well, by adhering to the doctrines underpinning the MCC Spirit of Cricket message."
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