8th February, Mumbai: The likes of actor-producer Sohail Khan, producer Boney Kapoor, actor Sunil Shetty, actor Ravie Dubey and many others were spotted at the recent launch of the Celebrity Cricket League. Truly reimagined and revamped, the league is sure to keep you at the edge of your seats this year.
The CCL curtain raiser was held at Grand Hyatt, Mumbai, on 4th February, and it was surely a rocking affair. Others in attendance included Jackie Shroff, Poonam Dhillon, Raj Naik, Vatsal Sheth, Madhoo, Manoj Tiwari, Freddy Daruwala, Jiiva, Arya, Sharad Kelkar, Jay Bhanushali, Suyyash Rai, Ravie Dubey and Arjun Bijlani. Besides these, Akhil Akineni, Balraj Syal, Sahil Anand, Arjan Bajwa, Jay Bhanushali, Simran Kaur, Darshan Kumar, Sneha Jain, Madirakshi Mundle, Lavina Israni, Shabir Ahluwalia, Meet brothers, Ulka Gupta, Vivek Gopan, Faria Abdulla, Anula and many more attended the launch.
The 5-weekend, 19 games tournament, will commence from 18th February 2023. Sponsored by Parle Biscuits, the tournament is back after a span of three years.Salman Khan is the Team Ambassador of Mumbai Heroes and Arya is the Team Ambassador of Chennai Rhinos. South superstar Mohan Lal is the co-owner of Kerala Team, while producer Boney Kapoor owns Bengal Team, Actor Venkatesh is the Co-Owner of Telugu Warriors, and actor-producer Sohail Khan is the Owner of Mumbai Team. The other captains include actor Jisshu Sengupta, who is heading Bengal Tigers, actor-producer Riteish Deshmukh, who is heading Mumbai Heroes, Punjab De Sher captain is actor Sonu Sood, Karnataka Bulldozers will be led by actor Kiccha Sudeep, Bhojpuri Dabanggs has actor Manoj Tiwari as their captain, Telugu Warriors is headed by actor Akhil Akkineni, Kerala Strikers has actor Kunchacko Boban as their captain and actor Vishnu Vishal heads Chennai Rhinos.
The league has a different format this year. It will be a T20 With 2 Innings of 10 overs per team. This is a very new format played nowhere in the world before. The event will be a refreshing surprise for fans as they look forward to watching their heroes give it their all on the cricket field.
Zee Network is the Broadcast Partner of the League. Zee is committed to broadcasting the CCL games in 7 of its channels across languages including Zee Anmol Cinema and & Pictures.