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Kolkata Knight Riders’ (KKR) co owner Shahrukh Khan informed early morning on Wednesday that he will be missing his side’s opening clash of the Champions League T20 (CLT20) 2014 tournament against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at Hyderabad.

Indian Premier League (IPL) teams, with their rich experience of playing in high pressure matches, will begin the competition as pre tournament favourites as the tournament proper of Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) gets underway in Hyderabad with a Chennai Super Kings (CSK) versus Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) match Wednesday.

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will enter the competition with the added advantage of playing in home conditions with a settled unit of players whose ability on Indian grounds is well established.

The ten team event that begins at the Rajiv Gandhi International stadium in Hyderabad will also be played at two other venues Mohali and Bangalore. The tournament will have two teams from the ongoing qualifiers at Raipur, where another IPL team Mumbai Indians also have a chance to enter the main competition.