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Last updated 14:18 24/07/2013

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Otago will face Pakistan's Faisalabad Wolves in their first qualifying match of the Champions League Twenty20 cricket tournament in India in September.

The draw was confirmed today, with the Volts playing Faisalabad on September 17, the yet-to-be-confirmed Sri Lankan champions on September 18 and Sunrisers Hyderabad, the Indian Premier League team of New Zealand and Otago spinner Nathan McCullum, on September 20.

All the qualifying games are in Hyderabad.

Otago secured their spot in the qualifying tournament by beating Wellington in the New Zealand T20 final.

The top two sides from the four-team qualifying tournament will join the eight sides granted direct entry to the tournament, which starts on September 21.

Three IPL sides, the Mumbai Indians, Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings, earned direct entry, along with South Africa's Lions and Titans, Australia's Perth Scorchers and Brisbane Heat, and Trinidad and Tobago, from the West Indies.

Delhi will host the final on October 6.

Otago Cricket named a 20-strong training squad in June that will be narrowed down to 15 for the Champions League.

McCullum's availability, along with that of English county players Ryan ten Doeschate and James Fuller, has yet to be confirmed.


Otago Champions League squad: Nick Beard, Sam Blakely, Derek de Boorder, Michael Bracewell, Neil Broom, Ian Butler, Mark Craig, Ryan ten Doeschate, Jacob Duffy, James Fuller, Brett Lee, Brendon McCullum, Nathan McCullum, James McMillan, James Neesham, Aaron Redmond, Iain Robertson, Hamish Rutherford, Neil Wagner, Sam Wells.

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