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Celebrity Cricket league, where cricket meets filmstars
Movie stars from various parts of the country are playing Twenty20 cricket in the CCL (Celebrity Cricket league), which is sure to entertain the Indian masses who are huge fans of both cricket and movie stars.
INDIAN CRICKET fans across the country must have been overjoyed when they witnessed their favourite game of 20 overs cricket played by their favourite actors from various regions of the country. Most of the players comprised of actors from Tamil, Telegu, Kannada and Hindi film industry. Actors such as Sunil Shetty, Salman Khan, Sohail Khan,Aftab Shivdasani and Chiranjeevi Sarja along with other actors hogged the lime light during the first weekend of the CCL (Celebrity Cricket league).
The tournament started on June 4 with a huge opening ceremony with film stars from various quarters making it a glitzy affair. There are four teams that are participating in the CCL who are scheduled to play a total of 7 matches. The teams are Mumbai Heroes, Chennai Rhinos, Telegu Warriors and Karnataka Bulldozers.
Each and every team comprises of various superstars that will attract audiences from far and wide. The boundary ropes have been brought in, so players would be able to score more runs and entertain the audiences too. The audiences will be expecting some competitive cricket in the next round of action as there are several former cricketers such as Mahesh Manjrekar who is playing in the CCL.
The crowd that thronged the Chinnaswamy Cricket Stadium in Bangalore showed that they were still not bored with excess cricket that has been thrown at them during the season this time around. The season started with the ICC cricket world cup, followed by an extremely long season of IPL. Now the CCL, where the quality of cricket may be questioned but not the glam attached to it. The audiences would be able to get up close with movie actors who normally prefer to stay away from Indian public.
The matches played till date has seen Chennai Rhinos defeating Telugu Warriors by 21 runs, TeluguWarriors defeating Mumbai Heroes, and Karnataka Bulldozers defeating Chennai Rhinos in another match. Two matches have been scheduled for June 11 in Vizag which features all the four teams. The finals will be played on 12 June at Hyderabad, which is supposed to be a glamarous event attended by famous personalities.

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