The Governing council of the Champion League Twenty20 has today confirmed the scrapping of the CLT20 League with immediate effect. The BCCI said in a statement that the decision has been taken due to the low fan following of the League. The decision to discontinue the League has been taken unanimously by the Governing council comprising of the members from BCCI, CA and CSA.
The League was launched in 2009 by the Board of Control for Cricket in India, Cricket Australia and Cricket South Africa. The League features various global franchisees from different Leagues such as the Indian Premier League, Australia’s Big Bash League and South Africa’s Ram Slam T20.
The Governing Council opined that discontinuing the Tournament is the most appropriate decision with respect to the limited public following of the Tournament. As a result the CLT2o which has been scheduled to be played in the months of September and October, will not go ahead as planned.
BCCI Secretary Anurag Thakur said that the annual tournament has been scrapped as it has failed to garner the expected fan interest.
“It is difficult for us to take this decision. But we cannot move a head without public intrest. Hence, the Champions League governing council has unanimously decided to scrap the tournament with immediate effect”, the BCCI secretary said.
“The tournament has been a fantastic platform to the players all over the world to showcase their talents. Unfortunately, it has not sustained the interest of the fans as we had hoped”, Mr.Thakur added, The Times of India reports.
The BCCI secretary thanked everyone who have took part in the tournament and helped in the progress of the tournament for six seasons.