Celebrity Cricket League (CCL), an initiative combining the two most popular forms of entertainment - cinema and cricket is set to bring together Bollywood and the southern film industry to play the game of cricket this June.
For the first time in India, the film fraternities from southern film industry – Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Bollywood will come together to play in the T20 format. This multi-starrer action entertainer will kick-start from Saturday, 4th June, 2.30 p.m. onwards at Bengaluru and will be telecast live on Sahara One
. Celebrity Cricket League (CCL) aims to bring entertainment to another level by mixing film industry with India's most loved sports Cricket.
The Celebrity Cricket League (CCLT20) will consist of four teams – Mumbai Heroes, Chennai
Rhinos, Karnataka BullDozers and Telugu Warriors.
Mumbai Heroes will be led by Suniel Shetty
as its captain and Ritiesh Deshmukh as vice-captain.
Superstar Salman Khan
will be the iconic player for Mumbai Heroes.
The Mumbai Heroes team includes other players like Aftab Shivdasani
, Mahesh Manjrekar
Choudhary, Shabbir Ahluwalia
, Raja Bherwani, Kabir Sadanand, Apoorva Lakhia
, Sonu Sood
, Sunny Singh, Angad Bedi
, Varun Badola
, Vatsal Seth and Sohail Khan
The teams from Southern Film Industry will also see known names in its team combination. Popular actor Kicha Sudeep will captain the Karnataka BullDozers, superstar actor Venkatesh will lead Telugu Warriors and Superstar actor Abbas will lead the Tamil Rhinos.
The opening ceremony of Celebrity Cricket League will be on Saturday, June 4 at 2.30 p.m.
This ceremony will be a grand affair with a performance by 1200 drummers and Indian singing
sensational singer Sonu Nigam.
Celebrity Cricket League is an idea to combine Cricket and Cinema to produce one sensational mixture of entertainment for audience. It is for the first time in India that the film fraternities from South and Bollywood will battle each other for the coveted top spot a la the Cricket way, live on a Hindi GEC. So do not miss the action-packed extravaganza that is all set to evoke a sky-high adrenaline rush; what with so many superstars being seen in one place, at one time.