MTV Box Cricket League returns for 2019

Raj Baddhan

Senior Editor


With a rocking season last year, Ekta Kapoor, MTV and Anand Mishra are back with the next season of MTV Box Cricket League (BCL). The makers have confirmed that the next season will be aired in March.

Kapoor says, “MTV BCL had a stellar run last year, with over 200 top TV faces battling it out. This is a one of a kind format which brings two of India’s greatest passions together -Cricket & Entertainment! This season, we’re all set to take the excitement to new levels as BCL is poised to be bigger, bolder and better. Let the games begin!”

Ferzad Palia, Head – Youth, Music & English Entertainment, Viacom 18 said, “Cricket is the heartbeat of India and attracts the majority of the young population. Coupled with an innovative concept and a star-studded presence, MTV’s association with the Box Cricket League strikes a perfect chord with our young viewers. We’re happy to be back with a new season of MTV Box Cricket League, which is all set to take you on an entertainment extravaganza with a seamless blend of celebrities and cricket on television.”

Talking about the same, co-owner Anand Mishra says, “This season, the drama, entertainment and sport will escalate to new heights as the format is also being revamped in a big way! There’s a lot for the audiences to look forward to in MTV BCL 2019!”

Biggest of celebrities are associated with MTV BCL including Pearl V Puri, Karan Patel, Arjun Bijlani, Karan Wahi, Balraj Syal, Anita Hassanandani, Anjum Fakih, Erica Fernandes, Surbhi Jyoti, Shraddha Arya, Rajniesh Duggall, Hiten Tejwani, Karishma Tanna, Shaheer Shaikh, Vishal A Singh, Tina Dutta, Additi Gupta and many more.

Being aired on MTV gave the tournament a viewership boost and provided a platform for the youth to be able to connect with the sports reality show. Mishra says that this seems to have helped them in the long run. “We have got a perfect platform for MTV BCL. MTV is India’s number 1 youth channel and the response for last season was great. The youth loves cricket and the format of reality TV, and MTV BCL is a combination of both,” he says.

Here’s what you can expect from the new season of MTV BCL. “The new season will be more exciting. Like every season, we will add a few new exciting rules to increase the masala and excitement quotient in the format,” he says.