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CCL 3 ropes in Bipasha as brand ambassador

Celebs at the press meet of Celebrity Cricket League 3



Sohail Khan, Riteish Deshmukh, Bipasha Basu (© Varinder Chawla)
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Cricket and Films are next to religion in India and have a huge fan following in every segment of the society and now Celebrity Cricket League (CCL) has successfully married the two. The third year league is even bigger with Star Network having bought the telecast rights of CCL.

Sohail Khan, Bipasha Basu and Riteish Deshmukh came together to announce that this year Celebrity Cricket League will be telecast on eight channels of the Star network in eight languages. The tournament will be held from February 9 to March 10, 2013.

Actress Bipasha Basu, the newly appointed brand ambassador for CCL 3 who seemed super excited about the coming season, said, "I have always been very interested in fitness and sports and Celebrity cricket league is a superb concept where celebrities who are passionate about the sport get to play, I can't wait for the season to begin and will be attending as many matches as possible."

Actor and filmmaker Sohail Khan, who is part of Celebrity Cricket League (CCL), seems to be very professional and says it would be great if superstar Shah Rukh Khan ever decides to join it.

The CCL has eight teams and Sohail plays for the Mumbai Heroes.

"He's (SRK) a part of the industry and he is a very big star. He has his own IPL (Indian Premier League) team and if he would like to come and support CCL or any of the teams, there's going to be games in Kolkata, Pune," said the 42-year-old whose brother Salman and SRK are at loggerheads.

Meanwhile, actor Riteish Deshmukh, who has started his own CCL team named Veer Marathi, says he will strive to beat his earlier team Mumbai Heroes.

"When we play a cricket match, we will try our best to beat the opposite team and after winning we will give them a nice hug," said Riteish.

Click on, for exclsuive snaps from the press meet of Celebrity Cricket League 3.

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