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Box Cricket League (BCL) is an Indian sports reality television show where celebrities are seen competing with each other in an indoor cricket game format.[5][6][7][8][9]

Box Cricket League
Box Cricket League Logo.jpg
Logo of Box Cricket League 2018.
GenreSports
Created byBalaji Telefilms
Presented byRJ Pritam Singh (Season 2)
Sumeet Vyas (Season 2)
VJ Benafsha Soonawalla (Season 3-4)
VJ Ayesha Adlakha (Season 3)
Country of originIndia
Original language(s)Hindi
No. of seasons3[1]
Production
Producer(s)Ekta Kapoor[2]
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time22 Minutes (Season 1)
45 Minutes (Season 2)
1 Hour 22 Minutes (Season 3)
1 Hour 30 Minutes (Season 4)
Production company(s)Balaji Telefilms[3]
Marinating Films
Release
Original networkSony TV (Season 1)
Colors TV (Season 2)
MTV India[4] (Season 3-4)
Picture format576i
HDTV 1080i
Original release14 December 2014 (2014-12-14) –
Present
External links
Website

Contents

Establishment

The BCL was inspired by the popularity of the Celebrity Cricket League, a T10 tournament with franchises in major Indian cities. The series is a unique collaboration of sports, celebrities and entertainment conceptualized by Marinating Films.[10] The inaugural season had 8 teams competing against each other. For the second season two additional teams were added.[11]

History

First season

The inaugural season took place in 2014, which was contested by 8 teams - Chandigarh Cubs, Delhi Dragons, Rowdy Bangalore, Mumbai Tigers, Kolkata Baabu Moshayes, Jaipur Raj Joshiley, Pune Anmol Ratn and Ahmedabad Express. Delhi Dragons emerged as the inaugural BCL champions. The first season aired on Sony Entertainment Television India.

Second season

The second season took place in 2016. Two new cricket teams, Chennai Swaggers and Lucknow Nawabs were added to the BCL. Again in Season 2, Delhi Dragons for the second time in a row and emerged as the 2 times champions of BCL.[12] The second season aired on Colors TV.

Third season

The third season premiered on February 25, 2018.[13] Lucknow Nawabs defeated the two time champions Delhi Dragons and emerged as the winners of Season 3.[14] The third aired on MTV India.[15] RJ Sidhu was the commentator for BCL 3.[16]

Fourth season

The fourth season premiered on April 29, 2019. The fourth season continued aired on MTV India. RJ Sidhu was the commentator for BCL 4.

Teams

The show consists of teams competing for grand prize.[17]

Season 1 Season 2 Season 3 Season 4

1. Delhi Dragons

2. Chandigarh Cubs

3. Pune Anmol Ratan

4. Kolkata Babu Moshayes

5. Rowdy Bangalore

6. Mumbai Warriors

7. Jaipur Raj Joshiley

8. Ahmedabad Express

1. Delhi Dragons

2. Chennai Swaggers

3. Lucknow Nawabs

4. Chandigarh Cubs

5. Pune Anmol Ratan

6. Kolkata Babu Moshayes

7. Rowdy Bangalore

8. Mumbai Tigers

9. Jaipur Raj Joshiley

10. Ahmedabad Express

1. Delhi Dragons

2. Goa Killers

3. Kota Royals Rajasthan

4. Chennai Swaggers

5. Lucknow Nawabs

6. Chandigarh Cubs

7. Kolkata Babu Moshayes

8. Mumbai Tigers

9. Jaipur Raj Joshiley

10. Ahmedabad Express

1. Delhi Dragons

2. Goa Killer

3. Chennai Swaggers

4. Kolkata Babu Moshayes

5. Bengaluru Warriors

6. Azamgarh Royals

Teams' performances

Season & Year: 1 (2014) 2 (2016) 3 (2018) 4 (2019)
No of Teams: 8 10 10 6
Ahmedabad Express Semi-Finalists 10th Semi-Finalists Team defunct
Chandigarh Cubs 7th Runners-up 7th Team defunct
Delhi Dragons Winners Winners Runners-up Winners
Jaipur Raj Joshiley Semi-Finalists Semi-Finalists 6th Team defunct
Kolkata Babu Moshayes 5th 7th 8th 5th
Mumbai Warriors 6th Team defunct
Rowdy Bangalore 8th 6th Team defunct
Pune Anmol Ratan Runners-up 8th Team defunct
Chennai Swaggers Team did not exist Semi-Finalists 5th Finals
Lucknow Nawabs Team did not exist 9th Winners Team defunct
Mumbai Tigers Team did not exist 5th Semi-Finalists Team defunct
Goa Killers Team did not exist 10th 6th
Kota Royals Rajasthan Team did not exist 9th Team defunct
Azamgarh Royals Team did not exist Semi-Finalists
Bengaluru Warriors Team did not exist Semi-Finalists

Team Members: Season 1

Chandigarh Cubs


Rowdy Bangalore


Kolkata Baabu Moshayes


Pune Anmol Ratn


Delhi Dragons


Mumbai Warriors


Jaipur Raj Joshiley


Ahmedabad Express

Team members: Season 2

Dehli Dragons


Chandigarh Cubs


Rowdy Bangalore


Kolkata Baabu Moshayes


Pune Anmol Ratn


Chennai Swaggers


Mumbai Tigers


Jaipur Raj Joshiley


Ahmedabad Express


Lucknow Nawabs

Team members: Season 3

Lucknow Nawabs


Delhi Dragons


Ahmadabad Express


Kolkata Babu Moshayes


Chandigarh Cubs


Jaipur Raj Joshiley


Chennai Swaggers


Mumbai Tigers

Team members: Season 4

Azamgarh Royals Bengaluru Warriors Chennai Swaggers Delhi Dragons Goa Killers Kolkata Babu Moshayes

BCL Season 1 Details

Host: Kavita Kaushik and VJ Andy
Commentators: Aparshakti and Ruchi

League table

Place Pool A
Team Pld W L Pts NRR
4 Pune Anmol Ratan 4 3 1 6 1.72
5 Kolkata Babu Moshayes 4 1 3 2 -7.42
7 Chandigarh Cubs 4 1 3 2 -15.82
8 Rowdy Bangalore 4 1 3 2 -16.08
- Pool B
Team Pld W L Pts NRR
1 Delhi Dragons 4 4 0 8 25
2 Jaipur Raj Joshiley 4 3 1 6 18.31
3 Ahmedabad Express 4 2 2 4 6.39
6 Mumbai Warriors 4 1 3 2 -12.10
  •      advanced to Semi-Finals

Play-Offs

Semi-Final 1
Pune Anmol Ratan 201/7 (10 overs) Pune Anmol Ratan won by 94 runs
vs Finale
Jaipur Raj Joshiley 107/7 (10 overs) Pune Anmol Ratan 121/9 (10 overs) Delhi Dragons won by 10 wickets
Semi-Final 2 vs
Delhi Dragons 164/1 (10 overs) Delhi Dragons won by 25 runs Delhi Dragons 123/0 (7 overs)
vs
Ahmedabad Express 139/4 (10 overs)

Awards of the Series

Award Winner Status
Player of the Series Male Aadesh Chaudary (DD) 458 Runs & 4 Wickets
Player of the Series Female Additi Gupta (CC) 60 Runs & 2 Wickets
Entertainer of the Series Ajaz Khan -

BCL Season 2 Details

Host: Pritam Singh, Sumeet Vyas (Ep-1 to 18 & 21 to 24), Ajay Chaudhary (Ep-19) and Mohit Daga (Ep-20)
Commentators: Aparshakti, Shardul Pandit, RJ Urmin and RJ Sidhu

League table

Pool A
Team Pld W L Pts NRR
Chandigarh Cubs 4 4 0 8 21.9
Jaipur Raj Joshiley 4 3 1 6 2.86
Mumbai Tigers 4 2 2 4 6.7
Rowdy Bangalore 4 1 3 2 -0.5
Ahmedabad Express 4 0 4 0 -30.96
Pool B
Team Pld W L Pts NRR
Delhi Dragons 4 4 0 8 23.07
Chennai Swaggers 4 3 1 6 25.03
Kolkata Babu Moshayes 4 1 3 2 -15.4
Pune Anmol Ratan 4 1 3 2 -15.5
Lucknow Nawabs 4 1 3 2 -17.2
  •      advanced to Semi-Finals

Play-Offs

Semi-Final 1
Chandigarh Cubs 154/4 (10 overs) Chandigarh won by 6 runs
vs Finale
Chennai Swaggers 149/2 (10 overs) Chandigarh Cubs 130/5 (10 overs) Delhi Dragons won by 9 wickets
Semi-Final 2 vs
Delhi Dragons 137/6 (10 overs) Delhi Dragons won by 1 run Delhi Dragons 135/1 (7.1 overs)
vs
Jaipur Raj Joshiley 136/2 (10 overs)

Awards of the Series

Award Winner
Woman of the Series Additi Gupta (CC)
Man of the Series Karan Wahi (DD)
Wicket Keeper of the Series Ashish Sharma (DD)
Most Popular Player (Online Vote) Tanya Sharma (LN)
Best Player of the Series Karan Wahi (DD)

BCL Season 3 Details

Host: VJ Benafsha Soonawalla and VJ Ayesha
Commentators: Shardul Pandit, RJ Urmin and RJ Sidhu

League table

Pool A
Team Pld W L Pts NRR
Ahmedabad Express 4 3 1 6 5.21
Mumbai Tigers 4 3 1 6 2.27
Jaipur Raj Joshiley 4 3 1 6 1.31
Chandigarh Cubs 4 1 3 2 -3.22
Kota Royals Rajasthan 4 0 4 0 -7.43
Pool B
Team Pld W L Pts NRR
Lucknow Nawabs 4 3 1 6 6.32
Delhi Dragons 4 3 1 6 6.3
Chennai Swaggers 4 3 1 6 4.5
Kolkata Babu Moshayes 4 1 3 2 -7.68
Goa Killers 4 0 4 0 -10.19
  •      advanced to Semi-Finals

Play-Offs

Semi-Final 1
Delhi Dragons 212/6 (10 overs) Delhi Dragons won by 92 runs
vs Finale
Ahmedabad Express 121/7 (10 overs) Delhi Dragons 157/7 (10 overs) Lucknow Nawabs won by 6 wickets
Semi-Final 2 vs
Lucknow Nawabs 215/0 (10 overs) Lucknow Nawabs won by 102 runs Lucknow Nawabs 158/4 (9.1 overs)
vs
Mumbai Tigers 113/5 (10 overs)

Awards of the Series

Award Winner
Boy of the Series Uday Tiwary (LN)
Girl of the Series Additi Gupta (DD)

BCL Season 4 Details

Host: VJ Benafsha Soonawalla
Dugout Buddies: Faizy Boo and Pratik Sehajpal
Commentators: Kunal Pandit and RJ Sidhu
4th Umpire: Rakhi Sawant

League table

Team Pld W L T Pts NRR
Delhi Dragons 5 5 0 - 10 5.31
Azamgarh Royals 5 3 2 - 6 1.9
Chennai Swaggers 5 3 2 - 6 0.84
Bengaluru Warriors 5 3 2 - 6 0.28
Kolkata Baabu Moshayes 5 1 4 - 2 -4.51
Goa Killer 5 0 5 - 0 -6.22
  •      advanced to Semi-Finals

Matches

Date Match No. Toss Summary Result Man of the Match Woman of the Match Player of the Match All time Favorite of the Match
29 April 2019 1 Delhi Dragons won the toss and elected to field. Azamgarh Royals

185/3 (10 overs)
Alok Narula [C]

vs Delhi Dragons

190/3 (9.1 overs)
Karan Wahi [C]

Delhi Dragons won by 7 wickets Sahil Anand (DD) Shikha Singh Shah (AR) Rufi Malik (DD) Purru Chibber (DD)
30 April 2019 2 Chennai Swaggers won the toss and elected to bat. Chennai Swaggers

228/3 (10 overs)
Shobhit Attray [C]

vs Goa Killer

214/6 (10 overs)
Rajneesh Duggal [C]

Chennai Swaggers won by 15 runs Savant Singh Premi (CS) Pooja Banerjee (GK) Mayank Gandhi (GK) Pooja Banerjee (GK)
1 May 2019 3 Kolkata Baabu Moshayes won the toss and elected to field. Bengaluru Warriors

178/6 (10 overs)
Kunal Pant [C]

vs Kolkata Baabu Moshayes

147/5 (10 overs)
Suyyash Rai [C]

Bengaluru Warriors won by 31 runs Rohit Purohit (BW) Erica Fernandes (BW) Shiv Narayanan (BW) Shiv Narayanan (BW)
2 May 2019 4 Goa Killer won the toss and elected to field. Azamgarh Royals

197/3 (10 overs)
Alok Narula [C]

vs Goa Killer

159/7 (10 overs)
Rajneesh Duggal [C]

Azamgarh Royals won by 39 runs Abhishek Verma (AR) Shikha Singh Shah (AR) Paras Babbar (AR) Zaan Khan (GK)
3 May 2019 5 Bengaluru Warriors won the toss and elected to field. Delhi Dragons

219/1 (10 overs)
Karan Wahi [C]

vs Bengaluru Warriors

182/2 (10 overs)
Kunal Pant [C]

Delhi Dragons won by 38 runs Karan Wahi (DD) Aditi Gupta (DD) Aadesh Chaudhary (DD) Rakshit Pant (DD)
6 May 2019 6 Chennai Swaggers won the toss and elected to field. Kolkata Baabu Moshayes

191/2 (10 overs)
Suyyash Rai [C]

vs Chennai Swaggers

195/2 (9.4 overs)
Shobhit Attray [C]

Chennai Swaggers won by 8 wickets Vishal Aditya Singh (CS) Firoza Khan (KBM) Savant Singh Premi (CS) Suyyash Rai (KBM)
7 May 2019 7 Chennai Swaggers won the toss and elected to bat. Chennai Swaggers

142/5 (10 overs)
Shobhit Attray [C]

vs Bengaluru Warriors

146/5 (9.4 overs)
Kunal Pant [C]

Bengaluru Warriors won by 5 wickets Srikant Maski (BW) Shruti Panwar (CS) Karan Khandelwal (BW) Shiv Narayanan (BW)
8 May 2019 8 Kolkata Baabu Moshayes won the toss and elected to field. Azamgarh Royals

231/2 (10 overs)
Alok Narula [C]

vs Kolkata Baabu Moshayes

181/3 (10 overs)
Suyyash Rai [C]

Azamgarh Royals won by 51 runs Abhishek Verma (AR) Pari Sahni (AR) Paras Babbar (AR) Suyyash Rai (KBM)
9 May 2019 9 Delhi Dragons won the toss and elected to bat. Delhi Dragons

224/4 (10 overs)
Karan Wahi [C]

vs Goa Killer

114/5 (10 overs)
Rajneesh Duggal [C]

Delhi Dragons won by 111 runs Sahil Anand (DD) Meenal Shah (DD) Aadesh Chaudhary (DD) Aashish Mehrotra (GK)
10 May 2019 10 Chennai Swaggers won the toss and elected to field. Azamgarh Royals

128/7 (10 overs)
Alok Narula [C]

vs Chennai Swaggers

129/0 (8 overs)
Shobhit Attray [C]

Chennai Swaggers won by 10 wickets Savant Singh Premi (CS) Charu Mehra (CS) Shobhit Attray (CS) Mayur Mehta (CS)
13 May 2019 11 Bengaluru Warriors won the toss and elected to field. Goa Killer

112/8 (10 overs)
Rajneesh Duggal [C]

vs Bengaluru Warriors

114/1 (5.4 overs)
Kunal Pant [C]

Bengaluru Warriors won by 9 wickets Shiv Narayanan (BW) Shweta Mehta (BW) Karan Khandelwal (BW) Srikant Maski (BW)
14 May 2019 12 Delhi Dragons won the toss and elected to bat. Delhi Dragons

219/2 (10 overs)
Karan Wahi [C]

vs Kolkata Baabu Moshayes

136/5 (10 overs)
Barkha Sengupta [C]

Delhi Dragons won by 84 runs Purru Chibber (DD) Aditi Gupta (DD) Aadesh Chaudhary (DD) Ashish Sharma (KBM)
15 May 2019 13 Chennai Swaggers won the toss and elected to field. Delhi Dragons

200/4 (10 overs)
Karan Wahi [C]

vs Chennai Swaggers

189/5 (10 overs)
Shobhit Attray [C]

Delhi Dragons won by 12 runs Purru Chibber (DD) Meenal Shah (DD) Aadesh Chaudhary (DD) Ribbhu Mehra (CS)
16 May 2019 14 Bengaluru Warriors won the toss and elected to field. Azamgarh Royals

182/6 (10 overs)
Alok Narula [C]

vs Bengaluru Warriors

121/6 (10 overs)
Kunal Pant [C]

Azamgarh Royals won by 62 runs Abhishek Verma (AR) Shikha Singh Shah (AR) Paras Babbar (AR) Srikant Maski (BW)
17 May 2019 15 Kolkata Baabu Moshayes won the toss and elected to bat. Kolkata Baabu Moshayes

260/4 (10 overs)
Balraj Syal [C]

vs Goa Killer

216/3 (10 overs)
Rajneesh Duggal [C]

Kolkata Babbu Moshayes won by 45 runs Parth Samthaan (KBM) Firoza Khan (KBM) Zaan Khan (GK) Ashish Sharma (KBM)

Play-Offs

20 May 2019
Semi-Final 1
Azamgarh Royals Runs/W (10 overs) 22 May 2019
vs Finale
Chennai Swaggers Runs/W (10 overs) Winner of Semi-Final 1 Runs/W (10 overs)
21 May 2019 vs
Semi-Final 2 Winner of Semi-Final 2 Runs/W (10 overs)
Delhi Dragons Runs/W (10 overs)
vs
Bengaluru Warriors Runs/W (10 overs)

Other Versions

Box Cricket League - Punjab (BCL Punjab)
The BCLP took place in 2015 with Punjab Television Actors. Most of Punjabi Actors from BCL were also a part of BCLP Teams.

Marathi Box Cricket League
The MBCL rolled three seasons in years 2014, 2015 and 2016. Players were from the Marathi Television Industry.

References

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  4. ^ "MTV India acquires broadcast rights for Box Cricket League". www.afaqs.com.
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  10. ^ "Tanya Abrol: 'Box Cricket League' is a great format entertainment combined with sports". bombaytimes.com.
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  13. ^ "Box Cricket League Season 3 will surely have Bold and Real content: Ekta Kapoor". mumbailive.com.
  14. ^ "EXCLUSIVE: Lucknow Nawabs wins MTV Box Cricket League Season 3". indianexpress.com. 22 February 2018.
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  17. ^ Box Cricket League Teams

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