Bengal Celebrity League Announcement
In the august presence of eminent personalities like Dev, Prasenjit Chatterjee, Abir Chatterjee, Parambrata Chatterjee, Jisshu Sengupta, Bickram Ghosh, Arijit Dutta, Shoojit Sircar, Kaustuv Roy and others, the logo and jersey of Bengal Celebrity League (BCL) was unveiled. A website was also launched by the celebrities at the occasion.
A host of celebrities from the film and television fraternity along with the technicians will participate in the inaugural edition of the most exciting cricket tournament also known as Bengal Celebrity League. This tournament is the brainchild of actor-anchor Jisshu Sengupta.
BCL is to be played in the T20 format. There will be six teams consisting of fifteen players- out of which ten will be actors and five will be technicians. Prasenjit Chatterjee (Purulia Panthers), Dev (Midnapore Mighties), Shoojit Sircar (Hooghly Heroes), Arijit Dutta (Jalpaiguri Royals), Shyam Sundar Dey and Pramod Lundia (Birbhum Bravehearts) and Kaustuv Roy (Burdwan Blasters) are the team owners.
Jisshu Sengupta highlighted on the fact that from the next edition, steps will be taken so that the games can be played at the respective districts. “We are looking into the fact whether the districts have good stadiums where the matches can be played. Then we can surely go there and play the matches. That will be indeed great for the audiences too” said the actor.
Pandit Bickram Ghosh has composed the theme song of BCL. Prasenjit Chatterjee who has been roped in to sing the song said “I can sing the song provided all the others including Jisshu, Dev, Abir, Shoojit all join me”.
Dev, owner of the team Midnapore Mighties said “This is indeed a great platform where the actors from both the film and television fraternity will be able to meet each other. We hardly get the time to meet each other. We will be spending some great time and play cricket too”.
The matches will be played on 26th December, 27th December, 2nd January 2016, 9th January 2016 with the final on 10th January 2016.