The announcement came less than a day after Botafogo's 2-1 home defeat to Bahia, a result that left them 19th in the 20-team league standings with just one win from 12 matches.
With the score tied at 68-all before the final quarter, Sichuan took charge of the last 10 minutes despite Shao's departure.
Three other Iranian teams Sepahan, Shahr Khodro and Esteghlal have already been eliminated from the competition held in Doha. Enditem
Dortmund responded with furious attacks but Gikiewicz was alert enough to keep out promising chances from Thomas Meunier and Erling Haaland before the break.
Suzhou, in east China's Jiangsu province, will host Final A, while Final B will be staged in Dalian, in northeast China's Liaoning province.
More setbacks could well affect the entire season and increase the pressure on coach Lucien Favre at an early stage.
The competition's group stage draw will take place on Friday, in the Swiss city of Nyon. Enditem
With younger players getting more opportunities, the CSL has witnessed many success stories during the first stage. According to data from the first round, compared with the first 14 rounds of the 2019 season, coaches have increasingly been putting their trust in the youth with the total playing time of U23 players has increased by 6,822 minutes.
The Championship League has been expanded to a full World Snooker Tour ranking event this season, featuring 128 players in three stages over 21 days.
In a 13th round match between SIPG and Guoan, refereeing decisions caused controversy and conflict between the two sides. In all, six clubs have appealed to the Chinese Football Association regarding refereeing mistakes and omissions, which adds another challenge for the CSL to face.
Other key matches this weekend saw Chelsea fight back from 3-0 down to take a 3-3 draw away to West Brom, while Manchester United won 2-1 away to Brighton and Everton maintained their 100 percent start to the season thanks to a 2-1 triumph away to Crystal Palace. Enditem