The Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) has been scrapped by the Indian board (BCCI) one day after two Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises were suspended.
Chennai Super Kings - the reigning champions - and Rajasthan Royals have been handed a two-year ban from the IPL by the Supreme Court in India.
Less than 24 hours later came confirmation that th CLT20 has been scrapped with immediate effect.
The decision did not come as a surprise given that doubts have surrounded its future for some time.
The event was co-administered by the BCCI, Cricket Australia and Cricket South Africa but even they could not generate enough interest to make it a venture worth continuing with.
Chennai Super Kings, along with Mumbai Indians, were the most successful side in the tournament's history, winning two titles.
New South Wales Blues and Sydney Sixers won a title apiece.
There had been some talk of a 'mini-IPL' replacing the CLT20, but with Chennai and Rajasthan now facing uncertain futures, it looks as if for the first time since 2009, there will be a gap in the calendar between late September and early October.
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