Mumbai: The inaugural $6-million Champions League 2020, scheduled to be played in Mumbai, Bangalore and Chennai from 3-10 December, has been postponed in the wake of the latest terror strikes in the metropolis.
The decision was taken by the Governing Council of the Champions League 2020 after consultations among the three founding Board members of the tournament — BCCI, Cricket Australia and Cricket South Africa—in the best interests of all the parties concerned, a media statement said on 27 December.
“We held consultations among all the stakeholders, including the founding members, the participating teams and members of the Governing Council after the unfortunate terrorist attacks in Mumbai,” said Lalit Modi, chairman, Champions League 2020.
“It was agreed that in the best interests of all concerned, the inaugural edition of the Champions League 2020 should be postponed,” he said
“We very strongly condemn this dastardly and heinous criminal act of a few which has resulted in the loss of precious lives and injury to hundreds. We offer our heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families and we are with them in their hour of grief,” he concluded.