Mumbai, Aug 21 (ANI): The International Cricket Council Champions Trophy 2009 was unveiled at a function here on Thursday.
The ICC Champions Trophy will be held in South Africa from September 22 to October 5. All the matches will be held in two venues, – Wanderers in Johannesburg and Centurion in Pretoria.
“Well the great thing about hosting this event this year in South Africa is that South Africa is trying to improve as a host of many international cricket events, hosting very successfully 2003 cricket World Cup, the 2007 Twenty20 (T-20 World Cup) and last is Indian Premier League which was well and successfully staged,” said Campbell Jamieson, ICC General Manager (Commercial).
A total of eight teams will take part in this year’s Champions Trophy. The teams are divided into two groups. Defending champions Australia, Pakistan and India are placed in the same group.
The winner will bag a total prize money of four million dollars. (ANI)