Gambhir unveils CL trophy before city students

Updated: 05 October 2009 07:56 IST

Gautam Gambhir unveiled the diamond-studded trophy that would be handed to the winner of USD six million Champions League Twenty20 tournament.

New Delhi:

India batsman Gautam Gambhir on Monday unveiled the diamond-studded trophy that would be handed to the winner of USD six million Champions League Twenty20 tournament, commencing from October 8.

Gambhir, captain of the Indian Premier League's Delhi Daredevils team, unveiled the 1.5-foot tall trophy with his teammates and scores of children in attendance during a brief function at a city school.

Besides the trophy, winner of the 12-team tournament would also receive USD 2.5 million prize money, while share of the runner-up side would be USD 1.3 million.

"I can assure the supporters that the Delhi team would leave no stone unturned to put up good performance in the tournament," Gambhir said.

Delhi Daredevils coach Greg Shepperd, paceman Dirk Nannes, leg-spinner Amit Mishra, wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik and Rajat Bhatia were among others present on the occasion.

Tournament's chairman Lalit Modi earlier officially unveiled the trophy in Mumbai last month.

Besides Delhi, IPL II winner Deccan Chargers of Hyderabad and runner-up Royal Challengers Bangalore would be the other Indian teams in the tournament that ends on October 23.

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