The third season of the Celebrity Cricket League came to Dubai on Saturday to Dubai Sports City, with around 100 stars of Indian cinema displaying their love of the game – and sometimes their talent – to the general public. Kerala won the first match against Bengal Tigers and, in the second, Mumbai Heroes saw off the challenge of the Chennai Rhinos.
The stars of the day were Kerala's Raju Pillai (95) and Rakendu (86) as the Strikers reached 245 for 2 in their 20 overs. In reply, the Tigers could manage only 98 for 9. The Mumbai-Chennai match proved a much closer affair with Chennai needing 22 from their last over, although they eventually lost by 12 runs.