Colors has acquired the rights of Box Cricket League 2016, which was previously broadcast on Sony Entertainment Television Asia.
This star-studded cricket league in association with Balaji Telefilms Limited and Marinating Films, will have ten teams named after ten cities namely Ahmedabad Express, Kolkata Babu Moshayes, Chandigarh Cubs, Delhi Dragons, Jaipur Raj Joshiley, Chennai Swaggers, Mumbai Tigers, Pune Anmol Ratan, Rowdy Bangalore and Lucknow Nawabs led by celebrities like Sunny Leone, Nandish Sandhu, Ajay Chaudhry, Mrunal Jain, Anita Hassandani, Kamya Punjabi and many more. The high point of the game is undoubtedly the mix of men and women in every team. The inclusion of males and females, across all teams, makes it a battle of equals where the celebrities will be fully charged to kick the dust up.
Speaking about the association, Raj Nayak, CEO ��� Colors, said, ���Colors is always known for its out-of-the- box thinking, but this time we�۪ve literally got a fabulous game within a box. Box cricket league adds to the enthusiasm as it brings together the biggest faces across channels uniting the TV fraternity over a unique game of cricket. With BCL, we aim to give cricket an exceptional spin and make it likeable to each and every member of the family. We are happy to associate with Balaji Telefilms Limited and Marinating Films as the broadcasting partner for this venture giving our viewers robust content and wholesome entertainment.�
Commenting on the concept, Ekta Kapoor ��� Joint Managing Director, Balaji Telefilms Limited, said, ���BCL is a grand extravaganza where television�۪s biggest stars come together to play the most popular sport in the country. But of course, it’s cricket with a twist! BCL is a reality show that has all the ingredients of a television drama – be it loving, loathing, bonding or sledging the twists and turns are as real as it gets! With Box Cricket League, we present to our viewers an array of their favorite ‘Bahus’ playing alongside their male counterparts, on the field. 10 teams, 200 actors, 1winner…let the games begin!”
With a huge number of television stars vying to play this season of BCL, the league owners have had to set new guidelines for player qualifications. The strict dictate ensures only top lead actors (who’ve starred as main leads for a minimum of 250 episodes) and second lead actors (who’ve had at least 500 episodes to their credit) partake in this season. Besides popular fiction faces, GEC Reality show winners and top contestants are also qualified to play. The new player mandates have therefore caused a lot of heartburn for those actors who were hoping to get on the field.
Box Cricket League will be telecast on Colors from Sunday 28th February 2016, every Sunday at 16:30 with a repeat telecast on Rishtey.