Celebrity Cricket League Season II -

Mumbai, Jan 19, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio / Free-Press-Release.com) CELEBRITY CRICKET LEAGUE - SEASON II promises to be BIGGER & BETTER with 6 Teams, 15 League matches, 2 Semi-Finals and 1 Explosive finale. Live this January and-February on Sahara One and FILMY.

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 January. For the first time in India, the film fraternities from West Bengal, Bollywood and southern film industry – Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam will come together to play in the T20 format. This multi-starrer action entertainer will be aired live on Sahara One and FILMY. Celebrity Cricket League (CCL) aims to bring entertainment to another level by mixing film industry with India's most loved sports Cricket.

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The Celebrity Cricket League (CCLT20) will consist of six teams – Mumbai Heroes, Chennai Rhinos, Karnataka BullDozers, and Telugu Warriors along with Kerala Strikers and Bengal Tigers as new entrants.

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 with Bollywood damsels Sonakshi Sinha, Kangana Ranaut and Genelia D’souza as teams brand ambassadors.

The Mumbai Heroes team has added a new player to its fold with actor Bobby Deol joining the team. The other players like Aftab Shivdasani, Sonu Sood, Ashish Choudhary, Shabbir Ahluwalia, Raja Bherwani, Kabir Sadanand, Apoorva Lakhia, Sunny Singh, Angad Bedi, Varun Badola, Sharad Kelkar, Tushar Jalota, Varun Rao, Sachin Joshi and Sohail Khan.

The two new entrants to the Celebrity Cricket League this season are Kerala Strikers and Bengal Tigers. Team Bengal Tigers will be captained by actor Jeet with actor Jisshu as his deputy captain and Bollywood hotties Ria Sen and Raima Sen as the teams brand ambassadors. The other players in Team Bengal Tigers comprises of Indraneil, Joy, raja, Tabun, Saugata, Babul, Vivek, Amitabh, Indrajit, Suman, Sandy, Srijit, Kaushik and Silajit.

The other new entrant to CCLT20, Kerala Strikers will see superstar Mohanlal as its skipper and actor Indrajith as deputy skipper. Brand Ambassadors for Team Kerala Strikers are southern sirens laxmi Rai and Bhavna.

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 Vishal will lead the Chennai Rhinos.

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.

Celebrity Cricket League (CCL) live on Sahara One and FILMY as per the match schedules below

Schedule Sahara One

January 13, 2012 SHARJAH
9PM: TELUGU WARRIORS VS MUMBAI HEROES

January 14, 2012 SHARJAH
9PM: MUMBAI HEROES VS CHENNAI RHINOS

January 22, 2012 KOCHI
6PM: KERALA STRIKERS VS MUMBAI HEROES

January 29, 2012 BENGALURU
6PM: KARNATAKA BULLDOZERS V/S MUMBAI HEROES

February 5, 2012 KOLKATA
6PM: BENGAL TIGERS V/S MUMBAI HEROES



Schedule FILMY


January 15, 2012 BENGALURU
6PM: BENGAL TIGERS VS KARNATAKA BULLDOZERS

January 21, 2012 HYDERABAD
2PM: KERALA STRIKERS VS CHENNAI RHINOS
6PM: TELUGU WARRIORS VS KARNATAKA BULLDOZERS

January 22, 2012 KOCHI
2PM: BENGAL TIGERS VS CHENNAI RHINOS

January 28, 2012 CHENNAI
2PM: TELUGU WARRIORS VS KERALA STRIKERS
6PM: KARNATAKA BULLDOZERS VS CHENNAI RHINOS

January 29, 2012 BENGALURU
2PM: BENGAL TIGERS VS TELUGU WARRIORS

February 4, 2012 VIZAG
2PM: KERALA STRIKERS V/S BENGAL TIGERS
6PM: TELUGU WARRIORS VS CHENNAI RHINOS

February 5, 2012 KOLKATA
2PM: KARNATAKA BULLDOZERS V/S KERALA STRIKERS


THERE WILL BE TWO SEMI-FINALS ON FEBRUARY 11 AT CHENNAI AND AN EXPLOSIVE FINAL AT HYDERABAD.