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The DLF minimum number of IPL teams make it into the Champions League semi-finals

Bowled on 18th October, 2009 at 12:24 by
Category: Champions League Twenty20, IPL

Amit Mishra

Not one IPL team has made it to the semi-finals of the Champions League Twenty20. Somewhere a marketing twat mournfully draws a descending line on a profit forecast.

Clearly having only three out of the eight IPL teams qualify for the Champions League leaves the cricketainment outfits woefully underrepresented. Next year, only the worst IPL side will fail to qualify by rights. It will have to play a qualifier against the winners of Zimbabwe’s domestic Twenty20 league.

Playing in home conditions on their home grounds didn’t help either. Home sides get a 20 run head start? Away sides have to spend the night before each match in a room full of weasels? Needless corrective footwear for opposition bowlers?

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  1. Reply
    Ceci   //   October 18th, 2009 at 18:17

    That’ll be what did Somerset in then – spending their evenings with the weasel Langer

  2. Reply
    daneel   //   October 18th, 2009 at 18:21

    Not normally a fan of text message abbreviations, but LMFAO.

    That is all.

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    The Dawg   //   October 18th, 2009 at 19:19

    It does mean I have even less interest left in it whatsoever though, I can’t cheer on the IPL opposition.

    Hmm, Come on T&T.

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    SixSixEight   //   October 18th, 2009 at 20:20

    Enjoying it hugely. Viva the Real Teams!

    But how are the little British franchise weasles are taking it? On the one hand franchise seems a waste of money when up against real teams. But then again our Real Teams were crap.

    But then again it’s only T20…. Come on T & T

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    SixSixEight   //   October 18th, 2009 at 20:22

    There is an extra ‘are’ isn’t there….ho hum

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    KA   //   October 18th, 2009 at 21:53

    I actually went onto cricinfo to check if this was a real story.

    Is this proof of my stupidity or just proof of how greedy I think Lalit Modi can get?

  7. Reply
    D Charlton   //   October 19th, 2009 at 07:58

    Best caption yet, by the way…

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