Champions League T20 2013 news August 30, 2013

Tendulkar, Dravid named in CLT20 squads

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sachin Tendulkar, who has retired from the IPL, and Rahul Dravid, who has indicated the upcoming Champions League would be his last tournament, have been named in the Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals squads for the Twenty20 event. A Faisalabad Wolves squad has also been announced, in an indication of the Pakistan side's probable participation in the qualifying stage of the league, after political tensions between India and Pakistan had cast doubts over whether they would be allowed to come over.

Kumar Sangakkara is the only player who hasn't preferred his IPL franchise for the tournament among the 12 wanted by two sides, and has decided to play for his home side Kandurata Maroons. Explaining the process for deciding which teams these players would represent, Dean Kino, a CLT20 governing council member and director of legal and business affairs, said: "Players who were named by more than one team were asked to select which team they were going to play for. Teams were then allowed to replace any player that withdrew from their squad and elected to play for another side.

"CLT20 regulations state that when a player elects to play for their 'away' team, that team must pay the 'home' team $150,000 compensation per player. A 'home' team is classified as a team from the country a player is eligible to represent in international cricket.

"This payment is applicable for 10 of the 12 players that were eligible for more than one team. The exceptions are Kumar Sangakkara, who will be representing Kandurata Maroons, which is classified as his home team, and Thisara Perera, who qualified for Brisbane Heat and Sunrisers Hyderabad, neither of which is classified as his home team."

Lasith Malinga has not been named in the Mumbai Indians squad as he wanted to be with his wife and family, as they expect their second child late in September.

Group A includes Mumbai Indians, Rajasthan Royals, Lions, Perth Scorchers and Qualifier 1 while Group B has Chennai Super Kings, Brisbane Heat, Titans, Trinidad & Tobago and Qualifier 2. Otago Volts, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Faisalabad Wolves and Kandurata Maroons will play the qualifiers beginning on September 17 in Hyderabad, with the top two sides advancing to the main draw starting September 21 in Jaipur and to be played across Ranchi, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad and Delhi.

Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma, Sachin Tendulkar, Dinesh Karthik, Harbhajan Singh, Pragyan Ojha, Ambati Rayudu, Aditya Tare, Rishi Dhawan, Abu Nechim, Akshar Patel, Kieron Pollard, Dwayne Smith, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Mitchell Johnson, Glenn Maxwell

Chennai Super Kings: MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, M Vijay, Wriddhiman Saha, R Ashwin, S Badrinath, Imtiaz Ahmed, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohit Sharma, Michael Hussey, Dwayne Bravo, Albie Morkel, Jason Holder, Faf du Plessis, Chris Morris

Rajasthan Royals: Rahul Dravid, Ajinkya Rahane, Stuart Binny, Sanju Samson, Ashok Menaria, Dishant Yagnik, Vikramjeet Malik, Rahul Shukla, Pravin Tambe, Siddharth Trivedi, Shane Watson, Brad Hodge, James Faulkner, Kevon Cooper, Shaun Tait

Brisbane Heat: Joe Burns, Daniel Christian, Ben Cutting, Peter Forrest, Dom Michael, Chris Hartley, Nathan Hauritz, James Hopes, Matthew Gale, Chris Lynn, Alister McDermott, Cameron Gannon, Alex Kemp, Kemar Roach, Chris Sabburg

Perth Scorchers: Ashton Agar, Michael Beer, Jason Behrendorff, Ashton Turner, Liam Davis, Brad Hogg, Burt Cockley, Simon Katich, Mitchell Marsh, Shaun Marsh, Joel Paris, Alfonso Thomas, Tom Triffitt, Adam Voges, Sam Whiteman

Titans: Jacques Rudolph, Henry Davids, AB de Villiers, Farhaan Behardien, Heino Kuhn, David Wiese, Eden Links, Ethy Mbhalati, Rowan Richards, Mangaliso Mosehle, CJ de Villiers, Graeme van Buuren, Morne Morkel, Roelof van der Merwe, Marchant de Lange

Highveld Lions: Temba Bavuma, Gulam Bodi, Quinton De Kock, Neil McKenzie, Lonwabo Tsotsobe, Ethan O'Reilly, Hardus Viljoen, Rassie van der Dussen, Alviro Petersen, Aaron Phangiso, Dwaine Pretorius, Jean Symes, Imran Tahir, Sohail Tanvir, Thami Tsolekile

Trinidad & Tobago: Denesh Ramdin, Rayad Emrit, Jason Mohammed, Nicolas Pooran, Sunil Narine, Evin Lewis, Samuel Badree, Navin Stewart, Shannon Gabriel, Yannick Ottley, Adrian Barath, Sherwin Ganga, Lendl Simmons, Ravi Rampaul, Darren Bravo

Faisalabad Wolves: Misbah-ul-Haq, Asif Ali, Ali Waqas, Khurram Shehzad, Mohammad Salman, Waqas Maqsood, Samiullah Khan, Asad Ali, Saeed Ajmal, Ehsan Adil, Hasan Mahmood, Jahandad Khan, Farrukh Shehzad, Imran Khalid, Ammar Mahmood

Otago Volts: Nick Beard, Michael Bracewell, Neil Broom, Iain Butler, Mark Craig, Derek de Boorder, Jacob Duffy, Brendon McCullum, Nathan McCullum, James McMillan, Jimmy Neesham, Aaron Redmond, Hamish Rutherford, Ryan ten Doeschate, Neil Wagner

Sunrisers Hyderabad: Shikhar Dhawan, Parthiv Patel, Cameron White, JP Duminy, Dale Steyn, Darren Sammy, Biplab Samantray, Thisara Perera, Karan Sharma, Hanuma Vihari, Ashish Reddy, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma, Anand Rajan, TBC

Kandurata Maroons: Lahiru Thirimanne, Nuwan Kulasekara, Upul Tharanga, Thilina Kandamby, Kumar Sangakkara, Shehan Jayasuriya, Chamara Silva, Milinda Siriwardana, Dilhara Lokuhettige, Dhammika Prasad, Ajantha Mendis, Kaushal Lokuarachchi, Lahiru Jayaratne, Dhananjaya De Silva, Suraj Randiv

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  • Dummy4 on September 2, 2013, 10:04 GMT

    Legends r back for CLT.......

  • Dummy4 on September 2, 2013, 4:13 GMT

    i thought watson was playing for Sidney Sixers and cricinfo says he is for Brisbane Heat.........

  • hashan on September 1, 2013, 19:05 GMT

    too many ipl teams.. champions league is for champions.. in this case there is runner up. 2nd runner up. 3rd runner up. Next year half of ipl teams probably will be competing.

  • Syed on September 1, 2013, 18:50 GMT

    Shame no team from BPL is in as well as a domestic team from Zimbabwe. Also I think assosciate countries should join as this will make CLT20 more competitive and will give them much needed financal support... but it is a club competition.

  • Ravi on September 1, 2013, 1:12 GMT

    I do not normally watch T20 but Tendulkar is a treat to watch in any format of the game. I am in for CLT20 atleast the matches he plays.

    Loyalty is not at stake it is a club cricket and that is private entity.

  • fazle on August 31, 2013, 10:42 GMT

    hats off to sangakarra , the only patriot around.

  • Sam on August 31, 2013, 10:37 GMT

    CSK is all the way! CSK is counted for final always whether loose or win. That is their strength. Wish you good luck lions....

    Here is some laughable comments from SL fans about Sanga. He was called to play compulsory from the board and spoke about his loyalty to the board. That is why he is playing for his home team. Here people are making comments like "wow" awesome...

  • Dummy4 on August 31, 2013, 9:34 GMT

    Oh Goodie. Sachin being back is a good enough reason to watch the CLT20 for me and Millions of cricket fans world over. Yay!

  • Dummy4 on August 31, 2013, 9:06 GMT

    I saw some of my friends, compared Sanga with De kock and Badree. SRH and RR did not select them while sanga selected by SRH. SRH is yet to announce his replacement but SRH dont have foreign players except McCay. SLC messed up this issue. First SLC asked only Kulasekara did not asked sanga. Naturally sanga accepted willingness to play for SRH. Suddenly SLC blackmailed sanga with nation vs money issue. I think there is wide conflict between sanga and SLC. That is why he resigned captain though he took team to WC final. Due to this, SRH dont have chance to select De kock/lynn/NL mc cullum. The main culprit in this issue is SLC. Victims:Sanga and a little SRH . Next year he will not get huge bid in IPL auction because franchise need a player who stand by them when they need him.

  • samuel on August 31, 2013, 8:53 GMT

    Why can't the ipl teams depend on their indian players rather than investing more on foriegn players which makes them to choose money over country.All the other club sides in the world have their own country players playing for them.For example,csk,sunrisers nd mumbai depend too much on foreigner's for their pace bowling department.

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