CLT20: 5 worst moments of the tournament
The curtains were drawn on the 2013 Champions League T20 on Sunday, with the Mumbai Indians gifting a perfect farewell for the ageless maestro Sachin Tendulkar. MI became only the second team after Chennai Super Kings to win both the IPL and the Champions League in the same year.
While the League had its share of great moments, like the emergence of players like James Neesham and 41 years, 364 days young Pravin Tambe, there were things that it could have done without.
Washouts in Ahmedabad:
Ahmedabad and Ranchi were the two new venues in the CLT20 and these cities do not have an IPL team as yet. While the presence of their home-grown hero was reason enough for Ranchi to turn-out in good numbers, Ahmedabad did not have any such star appearances and this was the ideal time for the organizers to evaluate how far the leagues, both the IPL and CLT20, are popular in a neutral venue.
But rains played havoc and all the four matches were washed out, with one match being shifted out of the venue. The decision of the organizers to persist with the venue, in spite of the earlier games being washed out, backfired and the washouts certainly had an impact on the outcome of the tournament result.