Cricket: South Africa to host 2009 ICC Champions Trophy
Monday, March 16, 2009
Sri Lanka was proposed as an alternative venue, but due to weather concerns in Sri Lanka during the month of October, the tournament has now been moved to South Africa. This was confirmed by an ICC Board teleconference.
ICC President David Morgan said, "I think the Board has made a sensible decision that will give the event every chance of success. We now have clarity on the subject and we can make firm plans for what is going to be a great spectacle of ODI cricket." He also thanked the Sri Lankan Board for their commitment.
The tournament features eight national test cricket teams competing in One Day Internationals. The games will be conducted in Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg and SuperSport Park, Pretoria. It will be held from September 24 to October 5, 2009 in these two venues.
- Press Release: "ICC Board teleconference confirms Cricket South Africa as new host for ICC Champions Trophy" — International Cricket Council, March 16, 2009
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