First ICL Twenty20 tournament Finals won by Chennai Superstars!

Last updated on Dec 16, 2007

Posted on Dec 16, 2007

Chennai Superstars claimed the inaugural ICL twenty20 tournament after defeating local favourites Chandigarh Lions by 12 runs in the final match on Sunday.

The first real alternative to BCCI and the normal cricket establishment of the world, Indian Cricket League, reached its finals.  It may not have gotten as much coverage but it seems to have had a fairly big purse and riches.

The prize:

Winners: Rs 3.9 crores
Runners-up: Rs 1.9 crores

How was the atmosphere and the feeling?

It was an electric atmosphere as over 10,000 people turned up to watch the final. Looking in a holiday mood, the crowds enjoyed the presence of Bollywood stars like Ajay Devgan, Ayesha Takia and Irfan Khan coupled with top models walking the ramp during the innings break.
Punjab Governor and Chandigarh Administrator General (retd) S F Rodrigues too turned up to catch the exciting moments of the match played under flood lights.

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