The third edition of the Kannada Chalanachitta Cup is all set to be played in the last week of February. Former cricketers as well as top Kannada stars will take part in the cricket league which has six teams, divided into two groups. Among the former cricketers who will be participating in the tournament include Suresh Raina (India), Brian Lara (West Indies), Chris Gayle (West Indies), Subramaniam Badrinath (India), Herschelle Gibbs (South Africa) and Tillakaratne Dilshan (Sri Lanka).
Meanwhile, star actors Shiva Rajkumar, Sudeepa, Daali Dhananjaya, Dhruva Sarja, Ganesh, and Upendra will also be taking part in the tournament. Notably, the tournament was initially planned to be held in Mysuru but it will now be held in Bengaluru due to security concerns.
“We would have loved to have KCC-3 at Mysuru, but owing to security concerns (of star cricketers and actors), we decided to move the matches from Mysuru to Bengaluru. Our goal is to take KCC to all parts of our state and we would do it shortly,” informed Kichcha Sudeep on Thursday, 26 January.
So, as the players and actors get ready for the tournament, here is everything you need to know about the league.
Group A: Kadamba Lions, Rashtrakuta Panthers, and Vijayanagara Patriots
Group B: Ganga Warriors, Hoysala Eagles and Wadiyar Chargers
The six matches will be played on two days- 24 and 25 February.
Ganga Warriors vs Hoysala Eagles
Hoysala Eagles vs Wodeyar Chargers
Kadamba Lions vs Rashtrakoota Panthers
Vijayanagara Patriots vs Kadamba Lions
Ganga Warriors vs Wodeyar Charger
Rashtrakoota Panthers vs Vijayanagara Patriots
Hoysala Eagles: Chris Gayle, Sudeepa (C), Sagar Gowda, Anup Bhandari, Nagarjuna Sharma, Arjun Bachchan, Vishwa, Manju Pavagada, Sunil Gowda, Tharun Sudheer, Rohit Gowda, Ritesh Bhatkal, Abhishek Baadkar.
Ganga Warriors: Suresh Raina, Dhananjaya, Karan Arya, Naveen Raghu, Vaibhav Ram, Mallikacharan Wadi, Sudarshan, Sunil Rao, Simple Suni, Prasanna, Rajan Hassan, Praveen, Shivakumar BU, Krishna (C).
Vijayanagara Patriots: Herschelle Gibbs, Upendra, Trivikram, Garuda Ram, Vikas, Dharma Keerthi Raj, Vittal Kamath, Kiran, Sachin, Mahesh Krishna, Mayur Patel, Adarsh, Rajat Hegde, Pradeep (C).
Kadamba Lions: T Dilshan, Ganesh (C), Renuk, Vyasraj, Loki, Pratap V, Loki CK, Yogesh, Abhilash, Pavan Wadeyar, Preetham Gubbi, Rakshith S, Rishi Bopanna, Rajiv Hanu.
Rashtrakuta Panthers: S. Badrinath, Dhruva Sarja, Vinod Kini, Chandan Kumar, Sanjay, Prathap Narayan, Manu Aiyyappa, Alak Ananda, Jaggi, Syed, Nihal Ullal, Aneeshwar Gautham, Jayaram Karthik (C).
Wodeyar Chargers: Brian Lara, Shivanna (C), Arjun Yogi, Nirup Bhandari, Naresh Gandhi, CM Harsha, Ram Pavan, Vijay, Ganesh Raj, Madhu, Mohit BA, Rahul Prasanna, Aaryan, Thaman S.
All the matches of the Kannada Chalanachitta Cup 2023 will be available for live streaming on Voot.