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CCL 3 : Kochi gears up for opening ceremony

Kochi, Feb 9 (): The third edition of Celebrity Cricket League – CCL 3 is all set to entertain the movie lovers from February 9 and there are only few hours left for the opening ceremony of the event to start in Kochi.

Bipasha Basu and Kajal Agarwal are the brand ambassadors of this edition of the tournament.

After the official ceremony and inauguration of Kalyan Jewellers CCL 3, two matches will be held at Kochi Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. Salman Khan is likely to grace the inaugural function of 3rd edition CCL T20 cricket matches.

While addressing a press conference in Kochi, Kerala Strikers captain Mohanlal said, a colourful inaugural ceremony will be held during the match interval and celebrities from across India will attend it. He added the film stars of various film industries will get an opportunity to strengthen their relationships with actors from other states.

Defending champions Chennai Rhinos will be facing debutant Bhojpuri Dabangs in the inaugural match of CCL 3. This match will be held at Kochi Jawaharlal Nehru stadium today at 3.00 pm onwards.

Chennai Rhinos will play under the captaincy of youth star Vishal while Bhojpuri Dabangs would play under the captaincy of Manoj Tiwari.

The second match on the inaugural day is between Kerala Strikers and Mumbai Heroes from 7.00 pm onwards.

Kerala Strikers would play under the captaincy of megastar Mohanlal while Mumbai Heroes will play under the captaincy of Sunil Shetty.

Earlier, Season 3 of Celebrity Cricket League started with a Curtain Raiser Event in Mumbai on 19th January. The event was a star-studded affair, which saw the presence of hundreds of stars from eight big Indian film industries like Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Bhojpuri, Bengali and Marathi.

Salman Khan, Sanath Jayasuriya, Manoj Tiwari, Andrew Symonds, Venkatesh, Sudeep, Mohanlal, Bipasha Basu, Kangana Ranaut, Priyamani, Shruti Haasan, Kajal Aggarwal, Lakshmi Rai, Charmi, Sridevi, Raima Sen and many more celebrities were present at the curtain raiser of Celebrity Cricket League 3.