Bangalore, Delhi and Hyderabad will host the inaugural Twenty20 Champions League when it gets underway in August, the organisers have revealed.
The decision means that the three Indian Premier League (IPL) teams to have qualified will enjoy home support during the 16-day event which will include 23 matches.
The 12 teams will be divided into three groups of four with the top two progressing to the second stage, a six-team round robin league.
The top four teams will then make it to the semi-finals with the final scheduled to be held on 23rd October.
The full match schedule will be released on 30th July.
The teams that have qualified for the event are: Deccan Chargers, Delhi Daredevils, Royal Challengers Bangalore (India), New South Wales Blues, Victorian Bushrangers (Australia), Cape Cobras, Gestetner Diamond Eagles (South Africa), Otago Volts (New Zealand), Trinidad & Tobago (West Indies), Wayumba (Sri Lanka) and one of Kent, Sussex, Lancashire, Somerset, Northamptonshire and Hampshire (England)
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