In a colourful function held at Taj Malabar, megastar Mammootty unveiled the team jersey of 'Kerala Strikers'- the Mollywood team which will take part in the current edition of CCL scheduled to start on the 21st of January, 2012. Mammootty handed over the jersey to the vice captain of the team, actor Indrajith in the absence of its captain Super star Mohanlal who couldn't make it to the function due to viral fever.
The others of the 20 member team participating in the years Celebrity Cricket League includes Kunchako Boban, Prithviraj, Nivin Poly, Munna, Bineesh kodiyeri, Riyas Ahammed, Vivek Gopan, Saiju Kurup,Manikuttan, Unni Mukundan, Vinoo Mohan, Bala, Rejith Menon, Kalabhavan Prajod, and Asif Ali. 'Kerala Strickers' will have Lakshmi Rai and Bhavana as the team ambassadors while Mohanlal, Lissy Priyadarshan and Shaji are the joint owners of team, who have already spend two crores on them. Their coach is Pankaj Chandrasenan Nair while the team manager is Idavela Babu. The first match of Kerala team is at Bangalore on 2012 January 21 against Hyderabad.
Talking on the occasion, state minister and a member of film fraternity, K B Ganeshkumar said that this CCL will provide a platform for Kerala actors to get into closer relations with members of other film industries. He also added that the state government will provide all possible support for the event. Indrajith who also spoke on the occasion said that it is a dream come true for himself and his team members to play cricket on the international stadiums, which featured ever green cricket matches won by the National team. As he will be free on the entire month, he looks forward to play every match as a wicket keeper batsman. The captain of the team, Mohanlal will also bat though he will be noted more as a bowler.
Priyadarshan, Radhika Sharathkumar, Sohail Khan, Lissy Priyadharshan and Boney Kapoor also attended the function which was followed by the presentation of the team members in their Jerseys accompanied in the ramp by leading models.