Rebel star Ambareesh has announced the Kannada film stars cricket team for Celebrity Cricket League (CCL) T20 at a press conference held in Windsor Hotel, Bangalore yesterday evening. The CCL is an idea to combine the two religions (cricket and cinema) to produce one sensational mixture of entertainment and it will be held in January 2011.
After announcing the Sandalwood team for CCL T20, Ambareesh said, “Thousands of film fans across the country were hoping that all actors would come together and play cricket. Now, we are very happy that their dream is come true with the CCLT20. On behalf of Sandalwood, I would like to thank the Director of CCL, Mr. Vishnuvardhan for creating this opportunity for all the stars and making fans' dream come true."
The Kannada actor added, “The CCL T20 will start in Bangalore and the final matches will be held in Hyderabad. Kicha Sudeep has been chosen as the captain of Sandalwood stars team and Puneet Rajkumar is the Icon Player of the team. This cricket match is going to be an action-packed extravaganza event, which was never held before."
Ambi and other Kannada films stars have already met a few former cricketers to ask their support. The rebel star further said, “We've recently met former cricketers like Sunil Gavaskar and Javgal Shrinath to ask their support and they were very happy and have come forward for our support. We've even spoken to another former cricketer of Karnataka, Venkatesh Prasad, who is also excited about the CCL T20 and has assured to guide us in organising the biggest ever cricket match."
However, Kicha Sudeep, Real star Upendra, Powerstar Puneet Rajkumar, Raghavendra Rajkumar actress Tara, Doddanna and Producer Rockline Venkatesh, CCL directors Vishnuvardhan Indhuri, Srinivasulu Murthy and Tirumal Reddy were present in the Press conference. All the stars hoped that the Sandalwood team would win the CCL T20 trophy.