English clubs' CLT20 participation unlikely: ECB

Last Updated: Tue, Apr 27, 2010 13:17 hrs

London: Participation of English clubs in this year's Champions League Twenty20 is unlikely because of clash of dates with the county season, ECB chief executive David Collier said.

The September 10-26 date for Champions League Twenty20 clashes with crucial fixtures of English county season which runs until September 16.

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At that time England will be playing Pakistan in an ODI series. To add to it the final two rounds of the County Championship will be on as well as the semifinals and final of ECB40 competition.

"It is extremely improbable that any English county will be taking part in the Champions League. The sanctity of the domestic season is of the utmost importance, as all the clubs agree," Collier said.

Collier, instead, said he has proposed matches between Champions League Twenty20 winners and runners-up and their English counterparts.

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