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CLX8 | TEAMS | VENUES | FIXTURES | STANDINGS | STATISTICS | RULES & REGULATIONS | ARCHIVE | TRACK RECORDS
Champions League X8 was the eighteenth edition of PlanetCricket Champions League. A List-A franchise-based tournament featuring the top domestic sides from the world.
Eight teams participated in this edition - two less than the previous edition in New Zealand. All matches were played in five venues across five cities in Pakistan.
This was the first time Pakistan played hosts to the Champions League in the league's history. This wasn't possible because of continuous security concerns in the country.
A steady flourish in the general security of Pakistan allowed its premier franchise-league (HCP) to return to the country, paving the way for more international cricket.
CLX8 was the first global tournament Pakistan hosted since the 2008 Asia Cup. CLX8 featured eight teams - the top franchises from cricket leagues around the world.
It was also the first season of the Champions League to feature runners-up from domestic List-A cricket leagues since Season IV, which was way back in late 2010.
Both the winners and runners-up from Elite League: Australia VII, Haier Cup Pakistan V and the inaugural Indian One-Day Championship took part in this season.
Winners of Zimbabwe Premier League XVI and the inaugural edition of PC World League were also participants in CLX8 (Mashonaland Eagles and Durban Lions - respectively)
All eight participating teams were split into two groups of four, with the top-two sides from each group progressing to the semi-finals. A preseason was also played.
The preseason functioned as warmups before the actual tournament begins. All matches were List-A matches, and the final was played at the National Stadium.