Category:Defunct cricket leagues
Pages in category "Defunct cricket leagues"
The following 10 pages are in this category, out of 10 total, this list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 10 pages are in this category, out of 10 total, this list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Caribbean Twenty20 – The Caribbean Twenty20 was an annual tournament Twenty20 cricket tournament in the West Indies that was held four times from 2010 to 2013. The top performing domestic team qualified for the Champions League Twenty20 tournament and it was replaced by the Caribbean Premier League, whose first season began in July 2013. The creation of the Caribbean Twenty20 tournament coincides with the 2010 Champions League Twenty20 tournament, the top domestic team from the tournament qualified for the Champions League as the sole representative of the West Indies. They will be the tenth and last team to qualify, as all other teams qualified before May 2010. Cricket in the West Indies was at a time of decline, indicated by the criticism received when they hosted the 2007 Cricket World Cup, after the inaugural tournament, the tournament was moved to January 2011. It was later announced that the two English county teams Somerset and Hampshire were to participate in the Caribbean Twenty20, the Federation of International Cricketers Associations and the West Indies Players Association would also be brought in to discuss issues pertaining to players in relation to the planned T20 league. While the number of teams varied between editions, the remained the same with a group stage and a knockout stage. If a match ends in a tie, a Super Over will be played to determine the winner, the group stage has the teams divided into two equal groups, with each playing a single round-robin tournament. The top two teams of each group advances to the advance to the knockout stage, the knockout stage consists of two semi-finals, a third-place playoff and the grand final. The semi-finals has the top team of one group facing the second from the other, the winners of the semi-finals play the grand final to determine the winner of the competition, while the losers of the semi-finals play the third-place playoff. The total prize money for the competition, in 2011, is US$125,000, the most outstanding player in each of the 16 matches will receive $500 and a plaque
2. Champions League Twenty20 – The Champions League Twenty20, also referred to as the CLT20, was an annual international Twenty20 cricket competition played between the top domestic teams from major cricketing nations. The competition was launched in 2008 with the first edition held in October 2009 and it was jointly owned by the BCCI, Cricket Australia and Cricket South Africa, and was chaired by N. Srinivasan, who was also the chairman of the ICC. Sundar Raman was the Chief Operating Officer of the CLT20 as well as the IPL, the tournament was held between September and October for a period of two to three weeks in either India or South Africa. It had a prize pool of US$6 million, with the winning team receiving $2.5 million. The format involved the best teams from the premier Twenty20 competitions of eight Test-playing nations, favouring the teams from India, Australia, by shortening matches to around three hours, the format was designed to attract a younger crowd and boost attendances. Cricketing nations began adopting the format and creating domestic Twenty20 competitions and this was followed by the creation of international Twenty20 tournaments. The International 20,20 Club Championship was an attempt at an international Twenty20 club tournament. It was held in 2005 and featured domestic Twenty20 teams from three countries, domestic Twenty20 competitions began with Englands Twenty20 Cup in 2003. By 2006, most of the cricketing nations had created their own domestic Twenty20 competitions. However, all these competitions had a similar to their existing first-class and List A cricket counterparts. In 2008, the Indian Premier League was launched and achieved revolutionary success, the plans for the creation of the Champions League Twenty20 were first announced on 13 September 2007. The inaugural edition was to be held in October 2008, run by the boards of India, England, Australia and South Africa. England featured ICL players in many of their teams, including their domestic tournaments runners-up the Kent Spitfires, the BCCI decided to replace Kents slot with a team from Pakistan and was prepared to also replace the remaining England team. In response, ECB devised plans for their own Champions League, ECB eventually agreed to the terms from the BCCI. The CLT20 was founded by the BCCI, Cricket Australia and Cricket South Africa with one team from England and $6 million in prize money. Following this, another problem arose with the International Cricket Council over the tournament dates, which clashed with the ICC Champions Trophy, plans were also made for the second edition to be held in late 2009 with 12 teams. In November 2008, the tournament was put in jeopardy when Mumbai suffered terrorist attacks. In December 2008, it was pushed to September 2009
3. KFC Twenty20 Big Bash – The KFC Twenty20 Big Bash was the domestic Twenty20 cricket competition in Australia. The competition was organised by Cricket Australia, and sponsored by fast food chicken outlet KFC, the competition was replaced by the Big Bash League as Australias domestic Twenty20 competition after the 2010–11 tournament. The Victorian Bushrangers were the most successful team during the running, winning the title four times. Highest Score, 7/233 Victorian Bushrangers vs New South Wales Blues,21 Jan 2006, lowest Score,71 New South Wales, vs Western Warriors,5 Jan 2010, at WACA Ground. Biggest Winning Margin,127 Western Warriors vs New South Wales Blues,5 Jan 2010, at WACA Ground. Lowest Winning Margin,2 Victorian Bushrangers vs Western Warriors,6 Jan 2006, at WACA Ground, Perth. New South Wales Blues vs Victorian Bushrangers,17 Jan 2009, at ANZ Stadium, Sydney. Highest Individual Score,111 Michael Dighton, Tasmanian Tigers vs New South Wales Blues,10 Jan 2007, at ANZ Stadium, most Catches,13 David Hussey, Victorian Bushrangers. Largest Crowd,43,125 – Victorian Bushrangers vs Tasmanian Tigers,15 Jan 2010 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, all games, including the finals were covered by Fox Sports. Tasmania in the 2009–10 domestic Ford Ranger Cup and Twenty20 cricket competitions Cricinfo Australian Domestic Cricket Archive
4. Sri Lanka Premier League – The Sri Lanka Premier League was a proposed Twenty20 cricket competition in Sri Lanka. It was intended to be the premier Twenty20 league in the country, held by Sri Lanka Cricket, after the 2011 season was postponed, its first season was held in 2012. The 2013 and 2014 seasons have both been cancelled due to problems and lack of sponsorship. The 2014 Super 4s T20 will be the replacement, in May 2011, Sri Lanka Cricket announced a new franchise-based Twenty20 tournament in the country, modelled on the Indian Premier League. The SLC signed a deal with Somerset Entertainment Ventures to organise the tournament, seven teams were allocated, each representing a province. Somerset Entertainment Ventures have been given the rights to run the event for 15 years, the first tournament was to be held at R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo between 19 July and 4 August. However, the Board of Control for Cricket in India refused to let the 12 Indian players selected in the tournament participate, the tournament was postponed to 2012, with the former Inter-Provincial Twenty20 taking its place. Sandiip Bhammer of SEV blamed the Indian players withdrawal for causing sponsors to withdraw from the competition, in February 2012, SLC signed a renewed deal with Somerset Entertainment Ventures to hold the tournament in August 2012 at Colombo and Kandy, with the seven teams as originally planned. The BCCI has said that Indian players in the SLPL was a possibility, the SLPLs partnership with the MCC Spirit of Cricket initiative was similar to the MCC–DLF partnership in the 2008 IPL. In June 2012, the seven teams were changed to seven franchises. The SLPL was officially launched on 16 July 2012 at Cinnamon Grand hotel in Colombo, SLC Chairman Upali Dharmadasa announced plans to add two more franchises in the following years in other regions. Like the IPL, the SLPL would have cheerleaders and other entertainment, with the website, mascot, theme song. The 2012 SLPL season was played in Colombo and Kandy from 11 to 31 August 2012, out of the 24 matches scheduled,23 took place and one was rained off. Every team played each other in a round-robin system, the top four ranking sides progressed to the knockout stage of semi-finals followed by a final at R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo. Uva Next beat Nagenahira Nagas to become champions, the second season was set to begin in 2013 but was cancelled after the franchises breached payment deadlines. The 2014 season was cancelled, with the announcement in February 2014. Aside from Nagenahira and Uthura, each of the seven proposed provincial teams had a team playing in the previous Inter-Provincial Twenty20, north Central and Sabaragamuwa Provinces did not have teams for the first season, planning to be added in future seasons. In 2012 SLC adopted a system, with the teams coming under private ownership instead of the SLC board
5. World Series Cricket – World Series Cricket was a break away professional cricket competition staged between 1977 and 1979 and organised by Kerry Packer for his Australian television network, Nine Network. The matches ran in opposition to established international cricket, World Series Cricket drastically changed the nature of cricket, and its influence continues to be felt today. Packer was aided by businessmen John Cornell and Austin Robertson, both of whom were involved with the setup and administration of the series. In the mid-1970s, the Australian television industry was at a crossroads, agitation for more Australian-made programming gained impetus from the TV, Make it Australian campaign in 1970. This led to a quota system in 1973. The advent of colour transmissions in 1975 markedly improved sport as a spectacle and, importantly. However, sports administrators perceived live telecasts to have an effect on attendances. The correlation between sports, corporate sponsorship and television exposure was not evident to Australian sports administrators at the time. After the death of his father Sir Frank in 1974, Kerry Packer had assumed control of Channel Nine, one of the media interests owned by the familys company Consolidated Press Holdings. With Nines ratings languishing, Packer sought to turn the network around via a strategy that included more sports programming. Firstly, he secured the rights to the Australian Open golf tournament and he spent millions of dollars revamping The Australian Golf Club in Sydney as a permanent home for the tournament. Jack Nicklaus was hired to redesign the course and to appear in the tournament, Packer was a fan of cricket, which was undergoing a resurgence in popularity during the mid-1970s. In 1976, Packer sought the rights to televise Australias home Test matches and he approached the ACB with an offer of A$1.5 million for three years, yet he was rebuffed. The ACB felt loyal to the ABC, which had broadcast the game for twenty years when the networks showed little interest in the game. Packer believed that there was a network element to the decision. The government-funded ABC could not hope to match a commercial networks bid, determined to get some cricket on Channel Nine, Packer put an offer to the Test and County Cricket Board to telecast the Australian tour of England scheduled for 1977. His interest was stimulated by a proposal to play some televised exhibition matches. Robertson managed several high-profile Australian cricketers such as Dennis Lillee, Packer took this idea, then fleshed it out into a full series between the best Australian players and a team from the rest of the world