Victorian Bushrangers have qualified to play in this year’s Champions League Twenty20 after winning Big Bash Preliminary final agains Gold Queensland Bulls.
The Australian domestic side, who secured their place in the cash-awash event last night, had also featured in the inaugural T20 tournament in 2009.
South Australia’s West End Redbacks became the first team to qualify for the 2010 Champions League Twenty20.
Lalit Modi, Chairman of the CL T20, said Bushrangers would be one of the strong contenders at the second edition of the tournament, dates of which are yet to be announced.
“The rewards that flow from a place in the elite CL T20 field have raised the stakes for domestic teams with the knowledge that success at home delivers international exposure and opportunity.
“The Bushrangers showed at last year’s Champions League that they possess the skills to challenge for the title. They are obviously one of the strongest domestic Twenty20 teams in world cricket,” he said.