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Andres Iniesta and Harish Sharma
Andres Iniesta and Harish Sharma

PRO-turned-film Director Harish Sharma is chosen to direct a calendar for 2013 & video with Best Football Player of the World 2011-12, Andres Iniesta of Spain on 9th January.

Jeet Captain, Jishu Vice Captain, Arjun and Gaurav Chakraborty in Bengal Tigers Team for Celebrity Cricket League T20

By Barshali Banerjee

Boney Kapoor, Arup Biswas and the Bengal CCL team
Boney Kapoor, Arup Biswas and the Bengal CCL team

Kolkata, Dec 19, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) The man behind the success of Mr. India, the producer and celebrity husband of famous actress Sridevi, Boney Kapoor visited Kolkata on 7th December to support and promote the Celebrity Cricket League T20. Boney Kapoor has been the franchiser of the Bengal team i.e. ‘Bengal Tigers’ since its season 1.

Boney flew down to Kolkata to cheer his time at the practice session and expressed his belief to WBRi, “Though last year at the CCL 2 Bengal Tigers could not do well to mark their good standing, this year at the season 2 of Bengal Tigers, they would be playing hard to ‘take u turn’ and enjoy the spirit of cricket. We are sure that we will play the finals. I am very optimistic about my team Bengal Tiger.”

Arup Biswas in Net Practice
Arup Biswas playing a stroke at the practice net

When asked about different things like his next project of the tinsel town, the success of his wife Sridevi in her latest film ‘English Vinglish’ and the very much talked about film of 2013 Mr. India 2, he preferred keeping himself mum on the topics saying he just would talk about only cricket this time. He said that Bengal is a sports loving state, and has produced some brilliant players like Sourav Ganguly. He also felt if the practice session was such enjoyable, the real matches against the different celebrity teams would be much more extravagant than the previous seasons.

This time celebrity cricket league reached its optimum level when 22 players selected from the celebs and known faces from the small and silver screen were finalized for the Bengal Tigers, Season 3. At first 20 names were announced for Bengal Tigers, but later on two more names were added. Arjun and Gaurav Chakraborty the duo celebrity sons of ‘Feluda’ Sabyasachi would be playing for the third season of CCL.

Harmeet Singh: Another Singh on his way to becoming King of Indian Cricket

Harmeet Singh

Mumbai, Aug 31, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) In a bid to give a warm welcome to Harmeet Singh, member of under 19 Indian cricket team (winner U-19 world cup), Punjabi Global Foundation organized a felicitation ceremony at 4 Bunglow Gurudwara,Mumbai.

Interview: Jose Barreto - "For me, Mohan Bagan jersey is the jersey of Brazil"

Barreto (right) scoring a goal against East Be...

Barreto (right) scoring a goal against East Bengal Club. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

By Partha Pratim Chandra

Kolkata, May 24, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) On 6th May Kolkata bid farewell to a football legend of Mohun Bagan, Jose Barreto; we will never see the Brazilian wearing the Green & Maroon jersey anymore.

The farewell created an emotional atmosphere as he is regarded as one of the greatest non-Indian players in Indian football (soccer) history. After the touching departure of the footballer, I visited him at his own flat. This report captures insights from Barreto on the day he left Mohun Bagan.

I avoided asking cliched questions like about his favorite goal or favorite food. I hope my readers find the conversation refreshing and different.

PPC: This much emotional burst around your retirement, how do you feel?

The city of Kolkata shivers over S classico war

By Partha Pratim Chandra

Kolkata, May 3, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) It’s wartime in Kolkata. In a scorching heat of 40 degree Celsius Kolkata stands in a queue for ticket to watch the war, organizers are getting tons of requests for free tickets. Blackers are happy to give you a ticket in a price enough to give you a heart attack.