CLT20 matches shifted to Hyderabad and Bangalore

Four CLT20 matches have been shifted from Eden Gardens due to the heavy rains that have deluged Kolkata Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

Kolkata; Sep 20, 2011

Heavy rains lashing Kolkata have resulted in four Champions League Twenty20 matches being shifted from Eden Gardens to Hyderabad and Bangalore.

The Group B matches to be played on September 25 and 27 will now be played in Hyderabad, while the September 29 match played between RRCB and a team from the qualifier, has been shifted to M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore.

“Following a discussion between Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) and the Champions League Twenty (CLT20), the CLT20 Governing Council has today decided to move matches from Eden Gardens to Hyderabad and Bengaluru, pending approval from local authorities,” a statement from CLT20 organisers Tuesday.

“With regret and in the best interests of the tournament, CAB and CLT20 have reluctantly agreed to moving its four scheduled Group B matches away from Eden Gardens due to the heavy rains that have deluged Kolkata,” said Jagmohan Dalmiya, CAB President.