WA, Victoria push for Champions League compensation

Western Australia and Victoria believe that they have missed out on a minimum of $394,700 and will ask Cricket Australia for compensation following the cancellation of the inaugural Champions League Twenty20 tournament in India.

Tournament officials decided on Friday not to stage the event, which was cancelled due to the Mumbai terrorist attacks. The tournament will now be held in October 2009.

Victoria chief executive Tony Dodemaide and his WA counterpart Graeme Wood revealed each association would lose more than $394,700 in revenue after the tournament, which was scheduled to be played from December 3-10, was scrapped following last month’s terror attacks in Mumbai.

WA and Victoria will have to attempt to re-qualify for the 2009 edition by finishing either first or second in this summer’s Australian domestic Twenty20 series, which involves the six state sides from December 26 to January 24, it was reported.

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