Television star Kamya Punjabi, who won the Best actress in a negative role at the Zee Gold Awards for her portrayal as Preeto in Colors’ Shakti, and the owner/manager of the Jaipur Joshiley team at Ekta Kapoor’s Box Cricket League along with the winner of Bigg Boss 10 Manveer Gurjar will lead the celebs’ team at the India-Bangladesh Wheelchair Cricket Series 2018 special charity match.
The first ever International Wheelchair Cricket Series in India will be held in Mumbai for the first time in history and is organised by the Nevada Putman Foundation.
Kamya Punjabi and Manveer Gurjar are the captain and vice-captain respectively and will head a team of 11 other Tv stars in a 6-overs action-packed night match at the Goregaon Sports Club.
Kamya and Manveer have already confirmed their participation and are really excited to be part of the show, said publicist Flynn Remedios, who however refused to reveal the names of the rest of the team. I cannot reveal the names of the other players right now. The names of all the Tv celebs on the team will be announced at a press conference on 27th March, Remedios said.
As reported earlier several Bollywood film and TV stars will come together in a tremendous show of support for the first international wheelchair cricket match series to be held in Mumbai next month. At least 6 former Bigg Boss contestants have confirmed their participation, a source told IndiaScribes Tv.
The visiting Bangladesh wheelchair cricket team is endorsed by the Bangladesh Cricket Association, the official national cricket body of the country.
Film and Tv stars are not just expected to grace the event with their presence, but will also participate in a friendly cricket match between the winning team of the India-Bangladesh wheelchair series.
According to the organizers, 11 Bollywood well-known actors will play a friendly match on 4th April to show their solidarity with the wheelchair cricket players.
Ace Bollywood Playback Singer Shabab Sabri has already volunteered to sing the theme song for the India-Bangladesh International Wheelchair Cricket Series at Goregaon Sports Club on 3rd and 4th April this year.
Speaking to this reporter, Shabab Sabri said, “It is my pride and pleasure to be associated with this international event on the invitation of my good friend Nevada Putman. We are working on a fantastic theme track and it will be released soon.”
Shabab Sabri is a Bollywood playback singer. Sabri’s father Iqbal Sabri and uncle Afzal Sabri of Indian Sabri Brothers fame were qawalli and Sufi singers in India. Sabri began training under Rashid Khan Saheb and Safaraz Khan at the age of 14. Later on Sabri learned and performed in any live shows with his father.
He has lent his voice for hundreds of Bollywood and film tracks, including the very popular Hum Ka Peeni Hein (Dabaang), Tere Naina Bade Katl (Jai Ho), Dil Kare Choon Chein (Singh is Bling), Chalao Na Naino Se Baan (Bol Bacchhan), Dil Mere Muft Ka (Agent Vinod), Jalte Diye (Prem Ratan Dhan Payo), besides several others.
In Mumbai, the matches will be held at the Goregaon Sports Club Complex, which is the venue sponsor for the Mumbai leg of the matches.
Wheelchair cricket teams from India and Bangladesh are participating in this series, with Indian players coming in from various states of India.
The event is organised by the Nevada Putman Foundation of Malad, Mumbai in association with the Disabled Sporting Society and supported by the Gyandeep Seva Charitable Trust of Mumbai.
The Indian team is captained by Ramesh Sartape of Mumbai and the Bangladesh team is captained by Mohammad Mohasin.
Speaking to IndiaScribes.com, an Indian wheelchair player, Rahul said, “It is good. There should be more competitions like this to unite our Asian and SAARC countries.”
With the commencement of the first series of the T20 Wheelchair competition, the players now are hoping for continuation of such events to empower differently able people.
The main highlight of this event is a celebrity cricket match between Bollywood film stars, Tv celebs and commoners as well as the wheelchair cricket players. Shabab Sabri will also play with the celebrity team against the winners of the India-Bangladesh Wheelchair series.
Several big Bollywood stars will be part of this event.