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Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, November 12th 2016: India’s First Celebrity Badminton League (CBL) – Season 1 finals was played at Malaysia today in Stadium Badminton Cheras, KL. CBL Season 1 had Four Celebrity teams representing Tollywood- Tollywood Thunders, Mollywood- Kerala Royals, Kollywood- Chennai Rockers and Sandalwood- Karnataka Alps. All the team owners along with the film stars participated with great enthusiasm to the delight of the audience. Tollywood Thunders beat Kerala Royals to emerge as the victors in a tightly contested final. Team Karnataka Alps was placed third while Team Chennai Rockers took the last position.
The team positions before the finals were based on points accumulated from the initial league matches at Kochi and Hyderabad were as follows: Kerala Royals were ranked first, followed by Tollywood Thunders, Karnataka Alps and finally Chennai Rockers.
Mr. Hemachandran, Founder and CEO, Celebrity Badminton League commenting on the finals played at Kuala Lumpur said, “The involvement, excitement and professionalism exhibited by the celebrities, our partners and our team, has given us an overwhelming brand mileage and extraordinary reception by the public. In spite of their busy schedule, all the celebrities practiced very hard to compete in a team format with each other and put up a wonderful show for the audience in Malaysia. I would like to congratulate and thank all the team owners and team captains who have made this league a huge success. Our next season promises to be much bigger and more exciting, with the Bollywood industry showing interest to join our elite league!”
The Celebrity Badminton League (CBL) brought together the entire South Indian film industry in its very first season and has all indications of becoming a national league by the next edition. The finals held in Kuala Lumpur was a huge success given the popularity of Southern cinema in Malayasia. CBL has integrated Sport and entertainment in the right mix to enthral an audience who love to see their celebrities in flesh and blood competing against one another in right earnest.
About Celebrity Badminton League (CBL):
CBL is a professionally managed sporting league that provides an innovative, entertaining and high-quality league platform for celebrities to exhibit their badminton abilities and deliver value for fans, partners and professional players. CBL aspires to identify and nurture aspirants to become professional players. CBL is governed and guided by a reputed council comprising industry captains, opinion leaders and venture capital investors, who aim to bring two of the biggest money spinners namely the entertainment and sporting Industry together, making it a international event with value accretion to all stakeholders.