It’s gonna be the clash of the titans next year. The second edition of the Celebrity Cricket League will be held from January 27 to February 19, 2012, with matches not just at Bengaluru, Chennai and Hyderabad, but also Kolkata, Kochi, Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah. That’s not the only thing that’s got us excited. Malayalam superstar Mohanlal has joined the Celebrity Cricket League. Along with Mrs Priyadarshan, he has founded a team consisting of Malayalam movie stars. Now you already know the CCL has a Bollywood team (Mumbai Heroes) owned by Salman Khan, and other teams from the Telugu, Kannada and Tamil film industries. Salman’s team didn’t fare well in the first edition of the CCL, and now with Mohanlal’s team joining the fray, the competition is only going to get more intense. And that’s not all. Wanted producer Boney Kapoor has also bought a team – of Bengali movie stars! Says Boney, “Film and cricket have been my passions. CCL gives me an opportunity to enjoy cricket. So what if it is with celebrities? I feel most Indians have grown up on cricket and it gives me double joy to see how celebrities are trying to excel in this sport.” So the second edition will see Salman competing with his good friend, too. We wonder if this ‘sporting’ rivalry would extend off the field.
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