Sangakkara opts for 'home' franchise

Tendulkar, Dravid among other stars in CLT20

MUMBAI: Kumar Sangakkara is the only one of 12 players who has chosen to represent his domestic team over his IPL franchise in the upcoming $6 million Champions league Twenty20.

Sangakkara has decided to turn out for Sri Lanka's Kandurata Maroons instead of his IPL franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad, even as international stars such as Mike Hussey, Dwayne Bravo and Shane Watson will play for their Indian clubs.

The rules governing which team the a player opts for were explained by Dean Kino, CLT20 governing council member and director of legal and business Affairs.

"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 if and when a player elects to play for their 'away' team, that team must pay the 'home' team a compensation of $150,000 per player. A 'home' team is one that the player is eligible to represent in international cricket.

Kick start


IPL defending champions Mumbai Indians will kick start the 2013 event with a Group A match in Jaipur on September 21 against Rajasthan Royals. The tournament will see participation by the world's 12 best domestic T20 teams.

A total of 29 matches will be played with the final to be scheduled for October 6. While Indian stars Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid have confirmed their participation, Sri Lanka's Lasith Malinga has opted out of the event on account of personal issues.
   
The main event will be preceded by qualifiers (September 17 to 20) featuring Otago Volts, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Kandurata Maroons and Faisalabad Wolves vying for two slops in the group stage.

The groups


Group A: Mumbai Indians, Rajasthan Royals, Lions, Perth Scorchers and Qualifier 1; Group B: Chennai Super Kings, Brisbane Heat, Titans, Trinidad & Tobago and Qualifier 2.

The squads:

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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