Box Cricket League: Television actors don cricketer’s cap

The one-of-its-kind tournament, Box Cricket League (BCL) is the amalgamation of two ingredients that spice things up for the Indian audience, Cricket and Bollywood, kick-started on December 14.

 

BCL, a unique alliance of sports, celebrities and entertainment is produced by Ekta Kapoor, Creative Director of Balaji Telefilms in association with Marinating Films.

 

The reality show comprises of eight teams where instead of cricket players, Indian Television actors and actress would battle it out for the coveted title. The teams instead of cricketers have actors playing the games. Around 200 such actors have been selected by Ekta Kapoor.

 

The matches are played by teams in a closed studio. Each team consists of both men and women, who would equally participate in the game.

 

POOL ‘A’:

 

1. Team Chandigarh Cubs: Owned by Anita Hassanandani and Shiv Pandit.

Players: Barkha Bisht, Indraneil Sen Gupta, Shantanu Maheshwari, Rannvijay Singh Singha, Anita Hassanandani, Shveta Salve, Additi Gupta, Amit Varma, Gurbani Judge (Bani), Hasan Zaidi, Chetna Pande, Gavie Chahal, Sachin Kumar, Waseem Mushhtaq, Vishal Karwal, Sidharth Bhardwaj, Varun Sharma, Vrushika Mehta, Ankit Patidar, Uday Tiwari

 

2. Team Rowdy Bangalore: Owned by Mayank Singh with Vindu Dara Singh as the brand ambassador.

Players: Ravi Kishan, Vindu Dara Singh, Sara Khan, Paras Chabbra, Ajaz Khan, Abhinav Kapoor, Sailesh Gulabani, Ashita Dhawan, Puru Chibber, Manish Raisinghani, Chestha bhagat, Param Singh, Abigail Pande, Srikant Maski, Nauman Sait, Aslam Khan, Prateik Babbar, Sukirti Kandpal, Nalini Negi, Parth Mehrotra, Mayank Sharma, Lovey Sasan, Sonali Nikam, Dheeraj Dhoopar, Ashmit Patel, Rakhi Sawant, Ankit Narang

 

3. Kolkata Baabu Moshayes: Owned by Nivedita Basu and Divyanka Tripathi, Shweta Tiwari are the brand ambassador.

Players: Divyanka Tripathi, Hiten Tejwani, Meghna Naidu, Karan Kundra, Karan Mehra, Naman Shaw, Raj Singh Arora, Sayantani Ghosh, Abhinav Shukla, Anuj Sachdeva, Alok Narula, Amit Sarin, Avinash Sachdev, Dimple Jhangiani, Salil Acharya, Sharad Malhotra, Sudeepa Singh, Sumeet Sachdev, Abhishek Rawat, Nivedita Basu, Vindhya Tiwary

 

4. Team Pune Anmol Ratn: Owned by Ishu Datwani and Naveen Sadarangi. The brand ambassador of the team is Shabbir Ahluwalia.

Players: Prachi Mishra, Shaleen Malhotra, Sahil Anand, Behzaad Khan, Sumit Suri, Maqbool Khan, Rishika Mihani, Krrishna Soni, Mayank Gandhi, Vrinda Dawda, Vineet Kumar, Rafi Malik, Rahul Roy, Shravan Reddy, Kunicka lal, Khushwant Walia, Mansi Sharma

 

POOL ‘B’:

 

1. Delhi Dragons is owned by Dhiraj Battu and Ashwini Sharma. They have no brand ambassadors.

Players: Rithvik Dhanjani, Rubina Dilaik, Suyyash Rai, Karan Grover, Surbhi Jyoti, Karan Wahi, Vishal Singh, Giaa Manek, Kishwer Merchant, Aadesh Choudhary, Asha Negi, Ashish Sharma, Bharat Chawda, Sehban Azim, Vishal Koityan, Priya Wal, Maninder Singh, Salil Ankola, Ranjan Chhabbra, Abhijeet Sawant, Ekta Kaul, Reema Malhotra

 

2. T eam Mumbai Warriors: Owned by Nikul Bangari and Dharmesh Patel. The brand ambassadors of the team are Krystle Dsouza and Pratyusha Banerjee.

Players: Krystle D’Souza, Pratyusha Banerjee, Digangana Suryawanshi, Shaleen Bhanot, Rucha Hasabanis, Gaurav Khanna, Nancy James, Sana Khan, Navina Bole, Puneet Sachdeva, Aryan Panditt, Karan Jotwani, Neeraj Malviya, Micckie Dudaaney, Rohit Pareek, Vipul Kumar Gupta, Kunal Pant, Adhvik Mahajan, Mohit Dagga, Anupam Bhattacharya, Naveen Saini, Harshita Gaur, Sangita Kapure, Shritama Mukherjee

 

3. Jaipur Raj Joshilay : Co-owned by Kamya Punjabi and Raj Purohit.

Players: Karan Patel, Srishty Rode, Manish Nagdev, Rajiv Thakur, Sangram Singh, Sneha Wagh, Ali Goni, Sumeet Raghvan, Sandit Kumar Tiwari, Shivin Narang, Ankita dharma, Balraj Syal, Puneet Panjwani, Mihika Verma, Soohana Sinha, Ankit Modgil, Anurag Sharma, Shweta Dhadich, Vikramjit Virk, Gaurav Sharma, Jimmy Sharma, Pankaj Bhatia

 

4. Ahmedabad Express: Co-owned by Nandish Sandhu, Ajay Choudhary, Mrinal Jain and Manikchand Soni. The brand ambassador and coach of the team is Sreesanth.

Players: Nandish Sandhu, Rashmi Desai, Tina Dutta, Pooja Gor, Ajay Chaudhary, Mrinal Jain, Manav Gohil, Mohit Malik, Adaa Khan, Mohd Nazim, Arjun Bijlani, Jaswir Kaur, Aniruddh Dave, Firoza Khan, Chaitanya Choudhary, Aastha, Arti Singh, Shobhit Attray, Vikas Sethi, Himanshu Malhotra, Madhura Naik, Swarupraj Medara, Ishtyaq Syed, Sudeep Sahir, Rajeev Pillai, Kapil Nirmal

 

BCL airs every Monday to Friday at 7:30 pm only on Sony Entertainment Television.