(Last Updated on : 10/04/2017)
League or CCL is a famous men's cricket league in the country which is composed of eight teams of movie actors
belonging to the significant local movie industries
of Indian cinema
. Celebrity Cricket League is a combination of both game and entertainment. Celebrity Cricket League came into existence in the year 2011. Celebrity Cricket League matches have become much more popular as compared to the traditional games by the International Cricket Council or ICC.
History of Celebrity Cricket League
The immense popularity of Indian Premier League
or IPL has been one of the strongest motivators of Celebrity Cricket League or CCL. The founder of CCL is a serial entrepreneur named Vishnu Vardhan Induri, who hails from Hyderabad
. He acts as the Managing Director of CCL who commenced its functioning since the year 2010. He accomplished his mission by selling the franchise rights for four different reams during the first season of CCL. However, two more teams were added in the second season of CCL.
Teams of Celebrity Cricket League
The four teams, which participated in the inaugural season of Celebrity Cricket League, are Karnataka Bulldozers, Chennai Rhinos, Mumbai
Heroes and Telugu
Bulldozers lost to Chennai
Rhinos, bagging the champions trophy for CCL inaugural season. The second season of CCL commenced from 13th January and continued till 13th February, 2012. Bengal Tigers and Kerala Strikers were the two new teams which were added in this season. Sharjah was chosen as the home grounds this time by Mumbai Heroes.
For the second time, Chennai Rhinos emerged victorious against Karnataka Bulldozers and became CCL 2 champions. Two other new teams were added to the Celebrity Cricket League during the third season named Bhojpuri
Dabbangs and Veer Marathi. While Veer Marathi
represented Marathi movie
industry, Bhojpuri movie
industry was represented by the team of Bhojpuri Dabbangs. Renowned Bollywood celebrities including Katrina Kaif
, Prabhu Deva
and Bipasha Basu
delivered their performances in the Season 3 event of CCL. Kerala Strikers played a match against the team of Mumbai Heroes and the grand Opening Ceremony was conducted on 9th February, 2013 at Kochi
. Bipasha Basu was made the brand ambassador for Celebrity Cricket League, Season 3, along with the beautiful actress
Kajal Agarwal. CCL 2014 was held from 25th January, 2014 till 23rd February, 2014. Karnataka Bulldozers were the winners of this season of CCL.
Venues of Celebrity Cricket League
Numerable cricket stadiums
have been utilized for the purpose of hosting these cricket matches of Celebrity Cricket League or CCL which are scattered throughout the country. They consist of Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium
in Hyderabad, M.A. Chidambaram Stadium
in Chennai. Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium
, Jawaharlal Nehru
Stadium at Kochi, Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium
in Hyderabad, M.Chinnaswamy Stadium
, Kanchenjunga Stadium in Siliguri
, Green Park Stadium
, DSC Cricket Stadium in Dubai, Eden Gardens
, Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium in Sharjah, Nehru Stadium
in Pune, Maharashtra Cricket Association
Stadium in Pune, Barabati Stadium
, ACA-VDCA Stadium in Vishakhapatnam
and Pune International Stadium in Pune.
Standings in Celebrity Cricket League