CCL 2023: Complete Schedule of Celebrity Cricket League

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Hey Everyone, Are you eagerly waiting for CCL 2023 and want to know CCL 2023 Schedule? If yes, then this article is for you. The Celebrity Cricket League (CCL) is a popular cricket tournament in India that brings together celebrities from different fields of entertainment and sports to compete against each other in a T20 format. The CCL has been a huge success since its inception in 2011, and fans eagerly await each new season. With the CCL 2023 season just around the corner, here is a closer look at what to expect.

CCL 2023

NameCCL 2023
Starting From18th February 2023
CategoryCelebrity Cricket League (CCL)

CCL 2023 Teams and Players


Cricket is a sport that has captured the hearts of millions of people all over the world. It is not only a game that is loved and played in countries like India, Australia, England, and Pakistan, but it is also gaining popularity in other parts of the world. The sport of cricket has also become a major source of entertainment for fans, especially in India, where cricket is considered to be a religion.

The Celebrity Cricket League features eight teams, each representing a different regional film industry in India. The teams and their respective industries are:

  1. Mumbai Heroes: The team is owned by Bollywood actor Salman Khan and is based in Mumbai.
  2. Chennai Rhinos: The team is owned by actor Surya and is based in Chennai.
  3. Telugu Warriors: The team is owned by Telugu film actor Venkatesh and is based in Hyderabad.
  4. Karnataka Bulldozers: The team is owned by Ashok Kheny and is based in Bengaluru.
  5. Kerala Strikers: The team is owned by film producer Dileep and is based in Kochi.
  6. Bengal Tigers: The team is owned by Boney Kapoor and is based in Kolkata.
  7. Veer Marathi: The team is owned by Bollywood actor Riteish Deshmukh and is based in Pune.
  8. Bhojpuri Dabanggs: The team is owned by actor Manoj Tiwari and is based in Patna.

Each team is made up of celebrity players from their respective industries. The teams are captained by popular actors and the rest of the squad is made up of actors, directors, producers, and other celebrities from the film industry. The players are chosen based on their cricketing skills and their popularity among fans.

Some of the popular players in the CCL include:

  • Suniel Shetty (Mumbai Heroes)
  • Vishnu Vishal (Chennai Rhinos)
  • Sudheer Babu (Telugu Warriors)
  • Jishu Sengupta (Bengal Tigers)
  • Sudeep (Karnataka Bulldozers)
  • Mohanlal (Kerala Strikers)
  • Ankush Chaudhari (Veer Marathi)
  • Manoj Tiwari (Bhojpuri Dabanggs)

CCL 2023 Players List

Bengal TigersJisshu (Captain), Indrasish, Joy, Jeetu Kamal, Bonny, Gourav, Uday, Yousuf, Sourav, Jammy, Rahul, Sandy, Suman, Mohan, Manty, Sougata, Ratnadeep, Joe, Ananda, Aditya, Arman
Bhojpuri DabbangsManoj Tiwari (Captain), Dinesh Lal Yadav (Vice Captain), Ravi Kishan, Ayaz Khan, Sushil Singh, Santosh Singh, Ajay Srivastav, Vikrant Singh Rajpoot, Pravesh Lal Yadav, Abhay Sinha, Khesari Lal Yadav, Jay Yadav, Surya Dwivedi, Vikash Singh, Pawan Singh, Uday Tiwari, Rahul Singh, Ajay Sharma, Prakash Jais, Anil Samrat
Chennai RhinosArya (Captain), Ashok Selvan, Kalaiyarasan, Shiva, Bala Saravanan, Sathya, Vishnu, Jiiva, Bharath, Ramana, Aadhav, Dasarathi, Sharran, Vikranth, Shanthanu, Prithvi, 
Karnataka BulldozersSudeep (Captain), Pradeep, Prasanna, Abhimanyu,  Tarun Sudhir, Viswas, Tarun Chandra, Bhaskar, Rahul, Rajeev, Dharma, Saurav, Jai Karthik, Darshan
Punjab De SherSonu Sood (Captain), Mika Singh, Jimmy Shergill, Piyush Malhotra, Gulzar Chahal, Roshan Prince, Amrinder Gill, Angad Bedi, Yuvraj Hans, Raju Sharma, Dilraj Khurana, Manvir Sran, Rahul Dev, Navraj Hans, Jazzy B, Arjun Madan, Ayushmann Khurana, Binnu Dhillon, Harmeet Singh, Piyush Malhotra, Raju Sharma
Kerala StrikersKunchacko Boban (Captain), Indrajith, Asif Ali,Saiju Kurup, Vinu Mohan, Nikhil K Menon, Jean Paul Lal, Rajeev Pillai, Vivek Gopan, Unni Mukundan, Siju Wilson, Manikuttan, Vijay Yesudas, Sanju Sivram, Prasanth Alexander, Arjun Nandakumar, Siddharth Menon, Prajod Kalabhavan, Shafique Rehman
Mumbai HeroesRitesh Deshmukh (Captain), Sohail Khan, Salman Khan, Sharad Kelkar, Saqib Saleem, Bobby Deol, Indraneil Sengupta, Apoorva Lakhia, Kabir Sadanand, Vatsal Seth, Kunal Khemu, Raja Bherwani, Indraneil Sengupta, Sahil Chaudhary, Sunil Shetty, Varun Badola, Aftab Shivdasani, Sameer Kochhar, Shabbir Ahluwalia, Tushar Jalota
Telugu WarriorsAkhil Akkineni, Venkatesh (Captain), Ajay, ESD, Ashwin Babu, Siddarth, Prabhu, Raghu, Sushanth, Srikanth, Samrat Reddy, Viswa, Sachin Joshi, Aadarsh Balakrishna, Nandakishore, Nikhil, Sudheer Babu, Tarun, Prince Cecil, Sai Dharam Tej

History of Celebrity Cricket League

The Celebrity Cricket League was started in 2011 with the aim of bringing together celebrities from different industries to play cricket. The league was the brainchild of Vishnu Vardhan Induri, a film producer, and entrepreneur, who wanted to create a league that would bring together the best of both worlds – cricket, and entertainment.

The first season of the Celebrity Cricket League was held in 2011, and it featured four teams – Mumbai Heroes, Chennai Rhinos, Telugu Warriors, and Karnataka Bulldozers. The teams were owned by celebrities like Salman Khan, Surya, Venkatesh, and Ashok Kheny, respectively. The league was played in a round-robin format, with each team playing the other teams once. The top two teams then played in the final, which was won by Chennai Rhinos.

Since then, the Celebrity Cricket League has grown in popularity and has expanded to include eight teams. The league has also seen the participation of many more celebrities, including actors, singers, and models.

Format of Celebrity Cricket League

The format of the Celebrity Cricket League is similar to that of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The league is played in a T20 format, where each team plays 10 matches in the league stage. The top four teams then qualify for the semi-finals, which are followed by the final.

One of the unique aspects of the Celebrity Cricket League is that the teams are owned by celebrities themselves. This not only adds to the glamour and entertainment value of the league, but it also helps to promote the league and attract more fans.

CCL 2023 Schedule and Fixtures

The CCL 2023 season is scheduled to start in March and will last for approximately six weeks. The tournament will feature a total of 28 matches, with each team playing seven matches in the league stage. The top four teams at the end of the league stage will qualify for the semi-finals, followed by the final.

Here is the complete schedule of the CCL 2023 season:

February 18Bengal Tigers vs Karnataka BulldozersRaipur
February 18Chennai Rhinos vs Mumbai HeroesRaipur
February 19Kerala Strikers vs Telugu WarriorsRaipur
February 19Pubjab De Sher vs Bhojpuri DabbangsRaipur
February 25Chennai Rhinos vs Bhojpuri DabbangsJaipur
February 25Bengal Tigers vs Telugu WarriorsJaipur
February 26Kerala Strikers vs Karnataka BulldozersJaipur
February 26Punjab De Sher vs Mumbai HeroesJaipur
March 4Punjab De Sher vs Telugu WarriorsBangalore
March 4Chennai Rhinos vs Karnataka BulldozersBangalore
March 5Bengal Tigers vs Bhojpuri DabbangsThiruvananthapuram
March 5Kerala Strikers vs Mumbai HeroesThiruvananthapuram
March 11Kerala Strikers vs Bhojpuri DabbangsJodhpur
March 11Punjab De Sher vs Karnataka BulldozersJodhpur
March 12Chennai Rhinos vs Telugu WarriorsJodhpur
March 12Bengal Tigers vs Mumbai HeroesJodhpur

Note: The venues for the semi-finals and final are yet to be decided.

CCL 2023 Rules and Format

The Celebrity Cricket League follows the standard T20 format, with each team batting for 20 overs. The team that scores the most runs wins the match. If the match ends in a tie, a Super Over is played to determine the winner.

The CCL also has some unique rules that make it different from other cricket tournaments. One of the most notable rules is the use of a golden ball in case of a tie in the semi-finals or final. The team that wins the toss in the golden ball over can choose to bat or bowl, and the team that scores the most runs in the over wins the match.

Another unique aspect of the CCL is the use of timeouts. Each team is allowed one timeout per innings, which can be used for strategic purposes such as changing the field or discussing tactics.

CCL 2023 Broadcast and Streaming

The Celebrity Cricket League is one of the most-watched cricket tournaments in India, with millions of fans tuning in to watch their favorite celebrities in action. The CCL is broadcast on popular TV channels such as Colors TV, Rishtey Cineplex, and Asianet Movies.

For fans who cannot watch the matches on TV, the CCL is also available for streaming on various online platforms. The matches can be streamed on the official CCL website, as well as on popular streaming platforms such as Hotstar and Voot. Also, See CCL 2023 Points Table


The Celebrity Cricket League is a unique tournament that brings together celebrities from different fields and industries to play cricket in a fun and entertaining way. With the CCL 2023 season just around the corner, fans can look forward to some exciting matches and memorable moments.

Whether you are a die-hard cricket fan or simply love watching your favorite celebrities in action, just like IPL 2023 the CCL 2023 is definitely worth watching. So mark your calendars and get ready for some thrilling T20 cricket action.

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