Celebrity Cricket League to kick start its 6th edition in January 2016 and as per reports it will start in 23rd January 2016. Kerala’s team in CCL is a popular team named Kerala Strikers and once again Mohanlal will lead the team this time. Out of the 5 times Kerala played in this league, Mohanlal had led the team 4 times and the team had reached the final once and played the semi -finals twice. But last time Mohanlal was not there to lead the side because of some health issues and the team went out of the league in the first round itself. The support for the team from the Kerala crowd is also unbelievable when Mohanlal leads the team.
Kerala Strikers officials said in a press meet today that Mohanlal will lead the team once again this season and the first match f the team will be on 24th January against Karnataka Bulldozers. There will be two matches in Kochi Jawaharlal stadium for Kerala Strikers this time, which is their home venue in this league. The first home match of the team will be on January 31st against Chennai Rhinos at 7 PM in the evening. The team members apart from captain Mohanlal is Asif Ali, Nivin Pauly, Unni Mukundan, Kunchacko Boban, Indrajith, Prachod Kalabhavan, Bala etc and Edavela Babu will be the team manager as usual. There is 8 franchesies playing in this CCL.
Mohanlal who is a medium pace bowler in the team now was a good all-rounder in his college days. He is a good player and had great interest in the game as well. Once Mohanlal and director Priya Darshan had planned to buy an IPL team for Kochi as well but later that plan dropped due to some issues and pressures that came politically.
Priyadarshan who is also the co-owner of CCL Kerala team was also a good cricket player who is played up to university level. But once his eyes got injured during a match and he had to stop playing cricket due to that accident.