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CCL 3: Bipasha Basu Burns Dance Floor with Andrew Symonds at Celebrity Cricket League

Indian Film Actress Bipasha Basu with Australian Cricket Player Andrew Symonds

Mumbai, January 29, 2013 (Washington Bangla Radio / India PRwire): Bollywood Diva Bipasha Basu was seen recently shaking legs with none other than popular Australian cricketer Andrew Symonds at the Celebrity Cricket League Glam Night. All stars across the country came together at the curtain raiser of this third edition of Celebrity Cricket League recently in Mumbai which will get on - air this February 3rd, 2013, Sunday only on STAR Plus at 6pm.


Shruti Haasan the face of Chennai CCL

Shruti Hassan

“I’m really glad that even though Mumbai is now home , Chennai has always had a special place in my heart since I've grown up there, and now being selected as the face of Chennai Rhinos is just overwhelming and I am grateful that I can represent Chennai". - Shruti Hassan



‘Quick Change Illusion’ shows at opening ceremony of BPL-T20

Natalie (left) and Eli holding official BPL-T20 placard while performing
Natalie (left) and Eli holding the official placard of BPL-T20 while performing

On the occasion of the opening ceremony of BPL-T20 an attractive stage gala show organized by the management and main attraction of that event was world’s renowned award winning Quick Change Illusion show by Natalie and Eli the magic queen from Switzerland.


Ace footballer Andres Iniesta may Visit India's Soccer City Kolkata in June

Harish Sharma, Andres Iniesta, Claudia Ciesla
Harish Sharma, Andres Iniesta, Claudia Ciesla

Ace soccer player Andres Iniesta will be in India only for two days yet is keen to see Taj Mahal, Delhi and may be football city Kolkata. Iniesta is likely to fly to India this June.

Andres IniestaAndres Iniesta


Shooting with Andres Iniesta Doubles Excitement for Claudia Ciesla

Claudia Ciesla

Mumbai, Jan 8, 2013 (Washington Bangla Radio) She dazzled in reality shows, grooved to the steps of Balma and is now set to be The Calendar girl 2013. India based German Model Claudia Ciesla seems on heights these days as soon after her item song went hit she has flown to Spain for a Calendar photo shoot with renowned football player.


Sports, Glamor and Wine Come Together with Actress-Model Claudia Ciesla and Soccer player Andres Iniesta

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.



Adapting to Changing Face of Soccer in India

休闲足球 Pastime Football, Banting

Pastime Football, Banting (Photo credit: Tianyake)

By Partha Pratim Chandra

Kolkata, March 19, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Remember that old Doordarshan tune? Long before today’s LCD, Plasma, or 3D TVs? The nail biting – adrenalin rushing – black and white East Bengal-Mohan Bagan matches, the eternal ‘Ghati’ and ‘Bangal’ debate over football. And at midnight it was time for European Club football matches. In fact we, Bengalis started to like the Club Football more than World Cup matches. The Clubs had the clusters of stars at that time; the ground was their own, so it had a huge fan following, the atmosphere became electrifying at those times, at times the news papers had headlines like the match of the century is today.

Days passed, now people had colour television and cable line, the door to world football opened before Bengalis. It was not only Club football; it was a unique chance to watch the galaxy of stars together, an intoxicating advantage for a football crazed race.



March 21 2012 Summarized Results - 2nd All Punjab Day and Night Modal Town Football Cup Lahore Pakistan 2012

From the desk of Match Commissioner Abdul Aziz Khan

2nd All Punjab Day and Night Modal Town Football Cup Lahore Pakistan 2012

SUMMARISED RESULT


2ND ALL PUNJAB DAY AND NIGHT MODEL TOWN FOOTBALL CUP 2012

2nd all Punjab day and night model town football cup 2012

2nd all Punjab day and night model town football cup 2012

2nd all Punjab day and night model town football cup 2012

2nd all Punjab day and night model town football cup 2012

2nd all Punjab day and night model town football cup 2012 at its full swing.


14TH NATIONAL VETERAN SENIOR CRICKET CUP MUZAFAR GARH BEAT RAJANPUR SENIOR BY 3 WICKETS. KHANIWAL LION BEAT DG KHAN SENIOR BY 7

14th National Veteran Senior Cricket Cup match Muzafar Garh Senior VS Rajanpur Senior played at Faisal Stadium Muzafar Garh. Rajanpur batting first 170 all out after 30 overs. Qamber Hussain Bhatti 57, Muhammad Iqbal 29, Muhammad Naeem 20 & Abdul Rehman 20 runs. Muzafar Garh bowling Khalid Ayoob 3/26, Tanveer Abbas 3/8 & Arshad Khan 2/19 wickets. In reply Muzafar Garh Senior 171/7. Rashid Khan 53, Khalid Mehmood 23, Moeen Khanzada 21 & Tahir Butt 19 runs. Rajanpur bowling Abdul Razzaq 3/27 & Muhammad Iqbal 2/29 wickets. Abdul Rouf, Ghulam Hurr Umpire & Tehseenullah was the scorer.



Indian Singer KAILASH KHER to perform at India-Pakistan Cricket match in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Kailash Kher

Mumbai, March 16, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Indian singer Kailash Kher will perform at a India-Pakistan cricket match in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh.

Kailash Kher has been known to bowl over the audience with his spell bound performances. He gives his best shot at every performance that has the magic to transport the audience into another world of their own.

He gave his first voice as a singer to cricket. He had performed 9 years back, when he had started his career, before Allah Ke Bandey through the jingle for the India Pakistan World Cup of 2003, “Choona Hai Aasman”.