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Sudeep, Shivarajkumar, Ganesh, Upendra and Dhananjaya to lead third edition of KCC

The cricket event will be held over two days in Mysuru, with player auctions slated to be on January 26

Sudeep, Shivarajkumar, Ganesh, Upendra and Dhananjaya to lead third edition of KCC
The two-day tournament will unfold in Mysuru
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Last Updated: 11.07 AM, Jan 23, 2023

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The Kannada Chalanachitra Cup, a T-10 cricket tournament with Kannada film stars rubbing shoulders with former cricket stars, is back for its third edition. Six teams, each of which will have a celebrity star, like Sudeep, Upendra, Ganesh, Dhananjaya and Shivarajkumar, will battle it out in matches to be held on February 11 and 12 in Mysuru. There will also be a special tribute to the late Puneeth Rajkumar, who was a part of the first two editions of the tournament. The auctions for the players will be held on January 26.

When KCC was instituted, there were six teams, led by Sudeep, Yash, Puneeth, Shivarajkumar, Upendra and Ganesh. International players like Virender Sehwag, Tilakarathne Dilshan, Hershelle Gibbs, Owais Shah and Lance Klusner were a part of the tournament earlier. The team members will also include technicians and filmmakers from Sandalwood. KCC was seen as an extension of the now defunct Celebrity Cricket League, which had teams of film stars from different industries battling it out.

Karthik Gowda, co-founder KRG Studios and executive producer Hombale Films, is one of the patrons of the tournament, along with producer KP Sreekanth, filmmakers Nandakishore and Dinakar Thoogudeepa. “KCC is a platform to bring together everyone in the film industry, not just actors and technicians, but anyone who is involved in the business of showbiz. We are looking at having six international players in this edition of the tournament. There may even be stars from other industries this time around. T-10 is a great format to ensure that there are multiple matches and a lot of entertainment for spectators. KCC was my dream and everyone who joins in is part of my family,” said Sudeep, announcing the third edition of the tournament.

More details about the team members, the entertainment programmes scheduled over the two days, etc., will be announced in the coming days, added Karthik.