13 Dec 2008

Champions league cancelled

5:38 pm on 13 December 2008

The inaugural Champions League Twenty20cricket tournament has been cancelled over security concerns following last month's Mumbai attacks.

The $6 million event, involving eight teams from five countries, will now be staged in October 2009.

Teams from Australia, England, Pakistan, South Africa and India were due to have played in the event originally scheduled from December 3-10 in Mumbai, Bangalore and Chennai.

At least 179 people were killed in the three-day siege in Mumbai from November 26, triggering player safety fears ahead of the initial postponement.