17 Mar 2009

Sth Africa to host Champions trophy one day tournament

5:49 am on 17 March 2009

It's been confirmed that South Africa will host this year's Champions Trophy one-day cricket tournament in September and October.

The executive board of the International Cricket Council has made a "unanimous" decision after its executive committee made the recommendation last week.

The eight-team event was originally scheduled for Pakistan before being postponed and moved for security reasons.

The Wanderers stadium in Johannesburg and Centurion in Pretoria were identified as preferred venues subject to the conclusion of satisfactory commercial terms.