Muscat: The Celebrity Cricket League, which was scheduled for December 28, has been rescheduled to January 25 during the Muscat Festival, which is starting on January 10.
“We are very thankful to Muscat Municipality and Muscat Festival committee for offering their support to us and making the CCL event a part of Muscat Festival event 2019”, said Mahboob Hassan from Golden Arrow Production division of Abaan International, who is organising the event.
“We all know that Muscat Festival has been one of the largest events in the region to take place every year in January and February. People from the Gulf and other countries visit this popular event, where various artists from different parts of the world come to showcase their talents.
“This year, it will be a very special event for us, when the Celebrity Cricket League is played in Sultan Qaboos stadium Bausher between a Bollywood celebrity team and Oman celebrity team.
“This will be a 20-20 evening match and start at 4 PM. Bollywood film stars like Sohail Khan, Sonu Sood, Sreyash Talpade, Deepak Tijori, Harshvardhan Rao and Saqib Salim are part of this team.
“We are delighted to see the response from the people of Oman. We have set up the outlet for ticket sale across Muscat at Vox Cinema, Ghasitaram Restaurant, Golden Spoon restaurants, Travel Point, Lulu and Kings United Dance Academy.
“After the support from the Festival, we expect the event to become larger and offer surprise events.
As a token of thanks will be presented to the players and support staff of Oman’s national cricket team on the match day. “As this is a cricket event, how can we forget the achievements of Oman’s national cricket team and U19 Cricket team, who have won the WCL Div 3 and U19 World cup qualifier, respectively.
“We also have some entertainment from Kings United Dance Academy, who are responsible for the entertainment part of the event,” Mahboob Hassan added.
There will be an opening ceremony with the performance of Kings United Team members, followed by one of the biggest Flash Mobs in the region, where 200+ performers may take part along with celebrities, said Tejas Gupta, the director and choreographer of Kings United Dance Academy Muscat.
“We are expecting some 25-30,000 people to attend the event, and we have seen much excitement from people of Oman.”
All tickets of the event bearing the December 28 date will be valid for the event new scheduled date of January 25, the organisers said.