For Box Cricket fans, there is some more good news. After Ekta Kapoor‘s very popular BCL or Box Cricket League, another cricket series featuring celebrities and Tv actors based on a similar Box Cricket format, with some minor changes is set to take off in Mumbai from 15th April this year. And hold your breath! The series is aptly named HCL or Hot Cricket League.
The first team to confirm their participation in the HCL series are the Rajasthan Spartans led by nutrition and fitness expert Abhishek Thakur Singh as the captain and other celebs whose names will be known next week. There will be an auction and draw of lots to select the celebs and actors for the series , explains Flynn Remedios, publicist for this event. Cosmetic and Fitness consultant Priya Abhishek Singh is the Team Manager and Team owner of the Rajasthan Spartans.
Bigg Boss contestant Arshi Khan has sent her followers, fans and supporters an open invitation to play cricket with her and other TV celebs in a televised 4-day TV Celebs Vs Awam Box Cricket format match.
A total of 8 teams of former Bigg Boss contestants, starting from Season 1 to the last BB11 season will compete with 8 teams of commoners or “awam”, a word popularized by Arshi Khan’s awam sab janti hein, awam sab dekti hein statements on India’s most popular TV reality show, explains Flynn Remedios, Arshi Khan’s manager and publicist and Creative Head of Ever Shine Media & Entertainment, the production house behind the concept.
Once you register, you will be allocated a team. There are 8 teams (for commoners) corresponding to 8 cities in India – Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Bangalore, Chennai, Ahmadabad, Hyderabad and Pune. The 8 teams will play against each other, to select 4 semi-final teams, which will then compete with the 4 teams of celebs.