Tollywood Thunders Wins the Finals of the Celebrity Badminton League at Malaysia Beating Kerala Royals

CHENNAI, November 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

India's first Celebrity Badminton League (CBL) - Season 1 finals was played in Malaysia over the last weekend 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.

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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."

Team Details:

    Chennai Rockers    Karnataka Alps     Tollywood Thunders Kerala Royals
                                          Nandiniy Vijay,
    Mr. C.R.           Ms. Sanghavi & Mr. Sagar Pentela &    Mr.Ranjith
    Venkatesh- Team    Justin- Team       Dheeraj- Team      Karunakaran- Team
    Owner              Owners             Owners             Owner
    Madhavan- Brand    Puneeth Rajkumar-  NagaChaitanya-     Mamtha Mohandas-
    Ambassador         Brand Ambassdor    Brand Ambassdor    Brand Ambassador
    Amala Paul- Team   Aindrita Rai- Team Lakshmi Manchu-    Pearle Manney-
    Motivator          Motivator          Team Motivator     Team Motivator
                                          Sudheer Babu-
    Arya- Captain      Diganth- Captain   Captain            Jayaram- Captain
    Prasanna           Indrajith Lankesh  Tarun Kumar        Narain
    Bharath            Ravi Chetan        Dasari Arun Kumar  Baiju
                                          Kaushal Prasad
    Vaibhav            Yogesh             Manda              Arjun Nandakumar
    Munna              Prajwal Devraj     Krishna Chaitanya  Saiju Kurup
    Shanthanu          Arjun U A          Sathya Dev         Rajeev Pillai
    Amitesh            Jagadish C         Naveen Neni        Rony David
    Abinay Vaadi       karthick C S       Anil Allam         Kunchako Boban
    Iniya              Kavitha Lankesh    Tejasvi Madivada   Ranjani Haridas
    Gayathrie          Disha Poovaiah     Sanjana Galrani    Parvathi Nambair
    Rupa Manjari       Krishi Thapanda    Apoorva Srinivasan Rosin Jolly
    Suja Varunee       Chandrika          Sneha

The summary of the scores were as follows: (Red - Match Lost, Black Match Won)

                            Match 1 Team C Vs Team D
                Tollywood Thunders         Scores          Karnataka Alps
                   Player Name                               Player Name
                                     09        15
    MD1       Tarun Kumar Kaushal    08        15        Diganth   Karthick
                                     10        15
                                     15        06
    WD        Apoorva     Tejasvi    15        10        Kavitha   Disha
                                     15        09
    MD2       Sudheer     Naveen     15        08        Yogesh    Jagadish
                                     15        05
    XD        Sudheer     Shena      15        13        Chetan    Krishi
    MD3       Dasari Arun Anil Allam                     Chetan    Arjun

                               Match 2 Team B Vs Team B
                Chennai Rockers         Scores                Kerala Royals
                  Player Name                                  Player Name
                                  07        15
    MD1       Prasanna  Munna     11        15        Jayaram        Kunchako Boban
                                  08        15
    WD        Gayathri  Ineya     04        15        Parvathi       Ranjini
                                  15        11
                                  13        15
    MD2       Abhinay   Bharath   15        10        Naran          Rony
                                  14        15
                                  15        13
    XD        Munna     Suja      11        15        Kunchako Boban Rosin Jolly
    MD3       Shanthanu Amitash                       Baiju          Rajeev Pillai

                               Match 3 Team B Vs Team D
                Chennai Rockers          Scores               Karnataka Alps
                  Player Name                                  Player Name
                                   07        15
    MD1       Shanthnu  Amitash    06        15        Chetan        Arjun
                                   15        15
    WD        Suja      Gayathrie  12        15        Kavitha       Disha
                                   05        15
    MD2       Abhinay   Bharath    10        15        Diganth       Karthick
    XD        Munna     Varunee                        Chetan        Krishi
    MD3       Prasanna  Vaibhav                        Jadagish      Yogesh

                                   Finals Match 4 -
                 Kerala Royals           Scores             Tollywood Thunders
                  Player Name                                  Player Name
                                   04        15
    MD1       Kunchacko Baiju      07        15        Sudheer       Naveen
                                   15        06
    WD        Parvathi  Ranjani    15        10        Apoorva       Tejasvi
                                   06        15
    MD2       Narain    Rony David 06        15        Dasari Arun   Anil Allam
                                   09        15
    XD        Jayaram   Parvathi   07        15        Sudheer       Shena
    MD3       Arjun     Pillai                         Tarun Kumar   Kaushal

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 Malaysia. 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 an international event with value accretion to all stakeholders.

For further information on CBL or the league, please contact:

Venkat Ramanan
Senior Manager, Tinacca Media

SOURCE Celebrity Badminton League (CBL)

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