The teams will be divided in to two group of five each. Each team will play each other in a league manner and the top two in each group will enter the semi finals. The first match will be held between current IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders and the Delhi Daredevils on October 13 and the final will be held at Johannesburg on October 28.
The teams and their groups are as follows:
Pool 1 – ECB 1 (winners of the ECB’s domestic T20 championship), Sialkot Stallions (Pakistan) and Auckland Aces (New Zealand).
Pool 2 – ECB 2 (runners-up in the ECB’s domestic T20 championship), Trinidad and Tobago (West Indies) and the winners of Sri Lanka’s domestic T20 championship.
Group A – Kolkata Knight Riders (India), Titans (South Africa), Perth Scorchers (Australia), Delhi Daredevils (India) and Qualifier 1.
Group B – Chennai Super Kings (India), Highveld Lions (South Africa), Sydney Sixers (Australia), Mumbai Indians (India) and Qualifier 2.