Cape Town to co-host Twenty20 World Championship

Durban, Cape Town and Johannesburg will host the inaugural Twenty20 World Championship in South Africa next year. The 12-nation tournament will be staged between September 21 and 30.

Steve Elworthy, the tournament director, announced the three venues - Kingsmead (Durban), Newlands (Cape Town) and Wanderers (Johannesburg) - following a Policy Committee meeting earlier this week. The ICC is due to approve the venues when its executive board meets in Dubai next month. The format, fixtures and the venue for the final will be decided soon.

"These are world class venues for what is going to be a world class event," Elworthy was quoted in a media release. "This will be a wonderful opportunity to showcase South African cricket and South Africa to millions of television viewers around the world."

Earlier, all six Test venues in South Africa had submitted their bids to host the championship and the above venues were chosen based on key requirements.