Update: The first league of CBL matches supposed to be held at Chennai on Sep. 18 has been postponed, and the tournament will continue with its schedule from Sep. 24 at Kochi. This has been done in view of the recent Cauvery dispute. Chennai league dates to be announced shortly, but the CBL opening ceremony will happen as planned in Chennai on Saturday, Sep. 17, 2016. Read the full letter on this matter by Mr. L Hemachandran, Founder & CEO of CBL.
Celebrity Badminton League (CBL) is a badminton tournament featuring film stars representing the four Southern states of India, held in the league format. Catch all the badminton action as the four franchisees, each with film stars representing their respective states, battle it out.
This tournament will be held from Sep. 18 to Nov. 16, 2016 in five cities, including the Season/League 1 that will happen in the Nehru Stadium, Chennai on Sep. 18. Competitions will be held in three categories – Men’s doubles, Women’s doubles, and mixed doubles.
The four teams competing against each other in this inaugural CBL edition are –
Click the above links to know more about each team. For Chennai, Actor Arya is the captain, Actor Madhavan is the brand ambassador, and Amala Paul is the team motivator. Players include Bharat, Vaibhav, Amitesh Pradhan, Prasanna, Munna Simon, Shantanu, Ineya, Gayathri, Rupa Manjari, Suja.
People can watch these matches in a delayed telecast in the Sun network of channels. Tickets will shortly be available on bookmyshow website for people who want to see the matches directly.