No place for rebels in T20 Champions League

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Mumbai, Nov 1 (UNI) There is no place for rebel cricketers or teams which have them in their ranks in the upcoming 2008 Champions Twenty20 League.

A decision to this effect was taken by the organisers of the Champions League, who met in Dubai today to discuss various organisational issues surrounding the tournament, said a media release issued on behalf of its organisers.

The Champions League will feature eight teams -- two each from the Indian Premier League and domestic T20 competitions in Australia, England and South Africa.

''No players who play in any unauthorised cricket competitions anywhere in the world will be permitted to play in the Champions Twenty20,'' the release said.

''Moving forward, any team that selects a player who is contracted to play in any unauthorised cricket competition will be precluded from participating in the Champions Twenty20, along with all other teams from their domestic competition,'' it added.

The meeting was attended by representatives from India, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, West Indies and England.

UNI

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