| Bhojpuri Dabanggs captain Manoj Tiwari in Patna on Wednesday. Picture by Nagendra Kumar Singh |
Bhojpuri Dabanggs, one of the eight teams in the Celebrity Cricket League, will take on Chennai Rhinos at the much-awaited game in Ranchi on February 16.
The JSCA International Cricket Stadium, Ranchi, will witness the clash between two teams along with Bengal Tigers and Kerala Striker battling for victory the same day.
Bhojpuri Dabanggs skipper Manoj Tiwari, co-owner Vikas Kapoor and actress Pakhi Hegde, who is also the team’s brand ambassador, addressed reporters on Wednesday to garner support.
Bhojpuri Dabanggs is owned and supported by India Bullion And Jewellers Association president Mohit Kamboj and Aksha Kamboj.
Besides Tiwari, the other team members of Bhojpuri Dabanggs are vice-captain Dinesh Lal Yadav, Ravi Kissen, Vikrant Singh, Parvesh Lal Yadav, Uday Tiwari, Aditya Ojha and others.
Addressing the media, Tiwari said: “I have come here to seek your support for the local team, Bhojpuri Dabanggs as in other states local teams such as Chennai Rhinos, Telugu Warriors, Karnataka Bulldozers there is support from local people.”
Hegde also urged that on February 16 when Bhojpuri Dabanggs take on Chennai Rhinos, the Ranchi stadium should be packed to its capacity.
Akshara Singh, the Bhojpuri actor, also sought support for the local team claiming that the ticket for the match would be available online and the price of ticket is much affordable ranging from Rs 100 to Rs 600.
The CCL, started in 2010, is inspired by the popularity of the Indian Premier League, a Twenty20 tournament with franchises in major Indian cities. The CCL is a non-professional cricket league comprising actors from its regional film industries.
There are eight teams from eight regional film industries of Indian cinema.