Modi denies SA to host Champions League

LONDON: Champions League Twenty20 chairman Lalit Modi says no definite decision has been taken on where this year''s event will take place.

Modi confirmed that the tournament would run from 10-26 September but said the CSA announcement was premature.

The competition will feature domestic Twenty20 sides from India, England, Australia, Sri Lanka, New Zealand, West Indies and South Africa but the dates clash with the end of the English domestic season.

CSA said on its official website that it was "their turn" to stage the event. The statement has since been taken down.

Modi said: "I am the chairman of the Champions League and what we have done is request a few of the boards to let us know if they are ready to host the Champions League.

"The Champions League has been conceived to be a travelling tournament, we have also spoken to Australia, the ECB and the BCCI to affirm whether they are ready to host.

"I think what happened is the South African board approved that they would like to host it and South Africa definitely is in hot contention for that without doubt. The decision is still to be decided upon by the Champions League board."

Modi also said that the composition of the event had still not been decided upon.