The CCL Cricket schedule for 2011 officially starts today. This will be the first offering of the Celebrity Cricket League, with two games offered on four channels. Fans will be able to watch the celebrity cricket games live on four TV stations.
Today’s Celebrity Cricket schedule features two games. First at 3PM India time, the Chennal Rhinos take on the Telugu Warriors. This is followed at 7PM by the Karnataka Bulldozers vs Mumbai Heroes. These will be the four teams vying for the championship in a tournament that runs through June 11th. First at 3PM India time, the The CCL TV live games will be seen on Sahara One Hindi (and English) channel, Telugu channel Maa TV, Vijay TV, and Kannada channel Suvarana.
This is a chance for cricket fans to enjoy games as Bollywood stars get to show their skills and have some fun. The teams are made up of various regions of movie stars and reportedly they will expand to a total of six teams for next season. The new movie stars will come from other regions and join the current stars in the league.
For the current season, four teams will consist of various Bollywood film stars. The Mumbai Hereos are captained by Sunil Shetty. They also feature Salman Khan, star of the huge new film, “Ready,” which is looking to go big in its latest box office reports. Venkatesh will captain the Telugu Warriors with Vishnu as his vice captain. Surya and Abbas will head up the Chennai team while Sudeep and Dhruv captain the Karnataka Bulldozers.
So who is the favorite for the Celebrity Cricket League championship? A poll seen here at CCLT20.in reveals that fans believe Karnataka is going to take the championship in this first season. Now it’s up to the other three teams and their respective stars to prove everyone wrong!
In anticipation for today’s opening games, here is part of a “Curtain Raiser” match between the South India Superstars and Mumbai Heroes. Enjoy!