Sachin Tendulkar launches Celebrity Cricket League in Mumbai
Mumbai: Actors from the film and television industry geared up to play the gentleman's game after cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar launched the fourth season of Celebrity Cricket League (CCL).
The Celebrity Cricket League (CCL) is a non-professional men's cricket league contested by eight teams consisting of film actors, including from the regional film industry.
Bollywood actor Suniel Shetty, who is the captain of the Bollywood team 'Mumbai Heroes' said the tournament was a good opportunity for actors to relax and also showcase their sporty side.
"Cricket is a sport which you enjoy. We are not professionals but we play as a team. There are various actors playing in our team," said Shetty.
Around 200 celebrities from film industries across India participated in the inaugural event of the tournament.
Bollywood couple Ritesh Deshmukh and Genelia D' Souza were also present at the event.
Tamil and Hindi actor, Dhanush said: "I really don't know which team I am supporting but I just want to watch good cricket. Cricket celebrity league is a great platform for all of us, to come together and develop a friendship. It is very nice to be here, I am very thrilled."
Present at the event was also Bollywood film producer Boney Kapoor who owns the 'Bengal Tigers' team with the Sahara Group.
The eight teams participating in the tournament are Kerala Strikers, Chennai Rhinos, Telugu Warriors, Mumbai Heroes, Karnataka Bulldozers, Bengal Tigers, Bhojpuri Dabbangs and Veer Marathi.
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It is a day of celebration for all cricket fans across the world as master blaster Sachin Tendulkar was born on this day in 1973. It has been 6 long mo... More It is a day of celebration for all cricket fans across the world as master blaster Sachin Tendulkar was born on this day in 1973. It has been 6 long months since the little master's retirement. There is hardly anything left which this veteran hadn't achieved in his illustrious career. From being the highest run scorer in both forms of cricket, along with making 100 centuries or even being the first batsman who was given out by a third umpire, the list is endless. Almost every record has been in his kitty. Sachin is the role model for many and this man made it a point to exercise his franchise even on this special day.
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