The Celebrity Cricket League introduced two new teams – Bangla & Malayalam on Friday, 6th August 2011,
Bangla & Malyalam film industry is all set to participate in the action-packed extravaganza to evoke a sky-high adrenaline rush.
Malayalam Superstar Mohanlal and Mrs. Priyadarshan (Director Priyadarshan’s Wife) are the owner of Malayalam’s cricket team. Whereas, Boney Kapoor is the owner of Bangla’s cricket team.
CCL also announced the venues of Season 2 league – Bengalru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkatta, Kochi, Dubai, Abu Dubai, Sharjah.Season 2 will be held from January 27th to February 19th, 2012. there will be 15 League Matches, 2 Semifinals and 1 Final.Boney Kapoor say… Film & cricket has been my passion. I have grown up watching cricket matches & have even travelled great distances to watch cricket matches including Ranji.
CCL gives me an opportunity to enjoy cricket & so what if it is with celebrities, I feel most of the Indians have grown up on cricket & seeing the celebrities playing gives me double joy to see how celebrities are trying to excel in this sport.
Other Attendess at the Press Conference were:
Vishnu Induri (Founder CCL)
Sreenivasulu Moorthy (Director CCL)
Tirumal Reddy (Director CCL)
Salman Khan, Sohail Khan, Suniel Shetty (Team Mumbai Heroes)
Ganga Prasad (Owner – Chennai Rhinos)
R. Sarath Kumar (Chennai Rhinos Player)
Ashok Kenny (Owner – Karnataka Buldozers)
Mr. Vishnu Manchu (Owner & Actor – Telugu Warriors)
The Celebrity Cricket League (CCL) is one place where with the Tamil, Telugu, Kannada & Hindi film industry, now you will see the Malayalam & Bangla Film Industry Superstars in one place & one time.
For the first time in India, the film fraternities of India encompassing South – Tamil, Telugu, Kannada. East-Bollywood& West- Bangla will come together to play in the Twenty-20 format of CCL – Celebrity Cricket League.
Mission of CCL: A country of immense diversity and tastes, India’s fabric of unity is exemplified by the way its people watch cricket and movies across the barriers of language, culture and regions. CCL will bring together the film industries on a single biggest platform: Cricket. This is where the regional stars will reach out to national audience and the nationally renowned stars connect more strongly with their regional audience. CCL will be played with a great spirit, as intensely as any other international cricket tournament and in equal settings.