The highly popular Celebrity Cricket League will be a part of a BCCI approved tournament. Celebrity Cricket League is played between 8 teams from 8 major film industries in India. The Kannada film industry is represented by Karnataka Bulldozers.
The Karnataka team is captained by Kichcha Sudeep and has won the title twice. Apparently the team will now be a part of the Karnataka Premier League. KPL is a BCCI approved tournament and all the players in KPL are professional Cricketers. This is an interesting change in the game where a non-professional cricket team will become a part of the tournament.
Sudeep announced the news from his twitter account. He said. "Getting an opportunity to b a part of KPL is an honor..1st ever artists team to playing a BCCI approved tournament in th history if Cricket."
Getting an oppertunity to b a part of KPL is an honor..1st ever artists team to playing a BCCI approved tournament in th history if Cricket.— Kichcha Sudeepa (@KicchaSudeep) July 31, 2014
He added that it was an honor to play with some of the best cricketers in the state. He thanked the Karnataka State Cricket Board Chairman Brijesh Patel for the opportunity. Sudeep used to be a cricket player in his college days and is quite good in it. He also played of his college cricket team. The games will be played in Mysore, Bangalore and Hubli.
Thanks to KSCA admin,,BrijeshPatel sir n CarltonSaldana for believing in us..This's a dream cm true to b playing wth sm top class cricketers— Kichcha Sudeepa (@KicchaSudeep) July 31, 2014
It's not winning ,,,but facing these cricketers n withstanding their talent is th biggest task.. Lookin frwrd fr this new excitement...— Kichcha Sudeepa (@KicchaSudeep) July 31, 2014
Games wil b played at Mysore,blore n Hubli(this years venue)... Wish we get more chances of playin all over Karnataka th nxt time...— Kichcha Sudeepa (@KicchaSudeep) July 31, 2014
It will be interesting to see how he fares against professional cricket players. He hopes to put a good performance and play a good game of cricket. We wish the actor for the upcoming tournament.