The opening ceremony of CCL at Chinnaswamy Cricket Stadium brought together two most popular forms of entertainment - cinema and cricket Stars from other industries descended in Bangalore for CCL. Photos: Bhaktar BabuWhat happens when glitz and glamour meets serious sport? We know it’s time for some real action. The IPL series might have come to an end but the cricket frenzy population in India can never get tired of the gentleman’s game. After the IPL series, for the first time in India cinema and cricket shared a common platform at the Celebrity Cricket League (CCL).
The Celebrity Cricket League saw the collaboration of Bollywood and the Southern film industry. It rained stars at the Chinnaswamy Cricket Stadium on Saturday, June 4 where the Celebrity Cricket league was declared open. All spectators were welcomed with Karnataka Bulldozers theme song.
The opening ceremony saw folk dance performances, a new film promotion and a formal ceremony. Actors like Salman Khan, Sohail Khan, Suniel Shetty, Ambareesh and Sarath Kumar were present at the event. Sarath Kumar declared the games open. All celebs were dressed in CCL jerseys and greeted their fans as they entered the ground.
The teams were Mumbai Heroes, Chennai Rhinos, Karnataka Bulldozers and Telugu Warriors. The matches were played among Kannada, Tamil, Telugu and Hindi film fraternity. The opening ceremony saw two matches. The first match was between the Chennai Rhinos and the Telugu Warriors, where Chennai Rhinos won.
The second match was between the Mumbai Heroes and Karnataka Bulldozers. Songs and dance overwhelmed the Chinnaswamy Cricket Ground but rain was an interruption putting the game to a halt for some time.This did not stop the fans from eagerly waiting for the match to restart. Finally prayers of the eager fans were answered and it was time for fours and sixes again.Karnataka Bulldozers took home the trophy and emerged as winners.
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