The Celebrity Cricket Legaue (CCL) which started in 2010 has grown manifold. The third season of CCL will start on February 9, 2013. Currently, it has eight starry team taking part with the addition of two more teams, Veer Marathi owned by Ritesh Deshmukh and Bhojpuri Dabbangs captained by popular Bhojpuri star Manoj Tiwari. It is quite a glamorous affair as it has league captains and owners like Suniel Shetty, Sohail Khan, Sudeep, Mohanlal, Vishal, Ritesh Deshmukh and others. Bipashu Basu is the brand ambassador for the third season of CCL. Bipasha, who is a sports enthusiast felt that it was the right channel to encourage sports and encourage all 8 teams of the league.
The cricketing event will be broadcast on 8 channels of Star Network and in 8 different languages across India while the curtain raiser which will be held on January 19 will be aired on Star Plus and all the Bollywood team matches will be aired on Star Gold. Duo South Korean pop singer Psy and Bollywood superstar Salman Khan will both perform together at curtain raiser, which is going to be held in Kochi. Psy has attained global fame for his video Gangnam style which had gone viral on the internet. On the 19th, the Kerala strikers will be playing against the Mumbai heroes.
"CCL 3 is going to be a pan-India property as we have teams from across the country participating this year and Star Network will help us reach more audiences across the nation compared to earlier seasons," says Vishnuvardhan Induri, MD and founder of CCL season 3.
The eight teams for the Celebrity Cricket League are Mumbai Heroes, Chennai Rhinos, Bengal Tigers, Kerala strikers, Telugu warriors, Karnataka Bulldozers, Bhojpuri Dabanggs and Veer Marathi.
CCL 3 will be a platform that will help reunite the entire film industry. There are no boundaries and all film industries can be an equal part of the competitive sport.
A tentative schedule of all the matches that will be held from 9 Feb, 2013 to 10 March, 2013 is available here http://ccl.in/schedule.php
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