Thursday 27 November 2008 

Organisers Confirm Champions League Is Postponed

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The 2008 Champions League 2020 has been postponed following militant attacks in Mumbai.

The decision was taken by the Governing Council of the Champions League 2020 after consultations among the three founding board members of the tournament – Board of Control for Cricket in India, Cricket Australia and Cricket South Africa.

Gunmen are reported to have killed 101 people in Mumbai during 10 simultaneous terrorist attacks, where matches were due to played, with Bangalore and Chennai also scheduled to host matches in the tournament in December.

"We held consultations among all the stakeholders including the founding members, the participating teams and members of the Governing Council after the unfortunate terrorist attacks in Mumbai on Wednesday night," tournament chairman Lalit Modi said.

"It was agreed that in the best interests of all concerned, the inaugural edition of the Champions League 2020 should be postponed."

It is believed that the tournament will be postponed for two to three months.

"We very strongly condemn this dastardly and heinous criminal act of a few which has resulted in the loss of precious lives and injury to hundreds. We offer our heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families and we are with them in their hour of grief," Modi added.

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