Titans to play Scorchers in Centurion

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Whatever other talents Titans' coach Matthew Maynard may have, it is his powers of encouragement and motivation which came to the fore when he lifted his team from a humiliating opening defeat into a position of strength in the One-Day Cup competition.

Johannesburg – The Titans, South Africa's reigning domestic T20 champions will take on Australia's domestic T20 runners-up, Perth Scorchers, in the opening 'Group Stage' game of the Champions League Twenty20 2012.

The group stage of the tournament will commence with a double-header in Centurion on October 13.

The Titans match will be followed by one between Kolkata Knight Riders, the IPL 2012 champions, and Delhi Daredevils, who finished third in the same tournament.

The final of the Champions League will be played on October 28, at the Wanderers, Johannesburg.

The fourth edition of the Champions League will feature a total of 14 teams and 29 matches across four venues - Centurion, Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town.

The group stage, which will be preceded by a qualifying stage, will comprise 10 teams divided into two groups of five.

Each side will play the other four in their group with the top two teams qualifying for the semi-finals.

Group A – Kolkata Knight Riders (India), Titans (South Africa), Perth Scorchers (Australia), Delhi Daredevils (India) and Qualifier 1.

Group B – Chennai Super Kings (India), Highveld Lions (South Africa), Sydney Sixers (Australia), Mumbai Indians (India) and Qualifier 2.

Information on ticket sales and pricing will be released at a later date. – Sapa


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