CLT20 might head to UAE

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The 2014 edition of the Champions League Twenty20 might be hosted by the United Arab Emirates, according to interim Board of Control for Cricket in India president Sunil Gavaskar.

The 2014 edition of the Champions League Twenty20 might be hosted by the United Arab Emirates, according to interim Board of Control for Cricket in India president Sunil Gavaskar.

The venues for the lucrative competition will be announced before the end of July, with Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi in contention after successfully staging the opening leg of the Indian Premier League earlier this year.

"It is certainly a possibility because there are two aspects at the back of the BCCI's mind. The first is the weather in India at that stage, because it will be monsoon-ish still and the monsoon will be tapering off and you know don't want to have matches washed out," said Gavaskar.

"That will be one at the back of their mind. And the fact that you know at that particular time there will be a lot of people wanting to come to Dubai. So I guess, you know, those are the factors that will certainly come into play.

"Eventually the decision will depend on the host broadcaster, and what he feels about it because timings sometimes can make a difference so I think all those factors have certainly to be sorted out within the next four weeks or so."

The tournament has been played in India three times and South Africa twice. The New South Wales Blues won the inaugural title in 2009, while the Mumbai Indians are the current champions.

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