Starting today, the third edition of the Celebrity Cricket League (CCL) gets underway in Kochi.
The CCL's season three in the T-20 format will be played from today till 12 March under floodlights. Dubai is also a venue and the matches will be played in Siliguri, Delhi, Hyderabad, Pune, Chennai and Ranchi, with the final in Bangalore.
This season two new teams - Marathi and Bhojpuri - have been added to the six that contested the last edition. This time the eight teams participating are divided into two groups.
The opening match between Chennai and Bhojpuri would be held here Saturday at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium.
Chennai Rhinos comprises of Vishal, Vikranth, Arya, Jiiva, Ramana, Viishnu, Shiva, Shanthanu, Prithvi, Bharath, Abdullah, Rishi, Udhaya, Jithan Ramesh and Sri Balaji.