Bengal Celebrity League
To promote feelings of fraternity and good will among the members of the film community, the maiden edition of the Bengal Celebrity League (BCL) was initiated. The trophy of this T20 celebrity cricket tournament was unveiled in the august presence of Jisshu Sengupta (The man who conceived the idea of this tournament), Arpita Chatterjee, Mr. Suvankar Sen (Executive Director, Senco Gold and Diamonds) and other dignitaries.
“The Bengal Celebrity League is a platform for promoting friendship and fraternity among the artists and technicians working in the film industry. I remember the other day Prosenjit Chatterjee patted the back of a boom man and asked him to perform well. So you see this kind of friendship and fraternity is what we have been looking forward to with this tournament” said Jisshu Sengupta.
Arpita who was found wearing a t-shirt of Purulia Panthers said “Since the team is of Prosenjit Chatterjee, I had no other option than to support them. However this is a great initiative. I wish this continues every year in maybe even bigger way or in a small way as is feasible”.
The team owners of this cricket tournament boast of some of the biggest names of the film fraternity. Prosenjit Chatterjee of Purulia Panthers, Dev of Midnapore Mighties, Shoojit Sircar of Hooghly Heroes, Arijit Dutta of Jalpaiguri Royals, Kaustuv Roy of Burdwan Blasters and Shyam Sundar Dey, pramod Lundia of Birbhum Bravehearts are the eight teams playing in this tournament.