Chennai Rockers is Tamilnadu’s franchisee of Celebrity Badminton League 2016. The team comprises of Captain – Arya, Abhinay Vaddi, Amitash, Bharath, Munna, Prasanna, Shanthanu, Vaibhav, Gayathri, Iniya and Rupa Manjari. The team will be cheered by brand ambassadors R Madhavan and Amala Paul. The team is owned by Mr. C.R. Venkatesh.
The goal behind CBL is to identify and promote aspirants to become professional players. There are also planss to select a few badminton players from local colleges and give them national exposure in terms of training and mentoring.
The matches will be hosted at Chennai, Cochin, Hyderabad and Karnataka and the final match will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The schedule of the matches are as follows:
|September 18th||Chennai||League match 1||Nehru indoor stadium|
|September 24th||Cochin||Press meet / League match 2||Regional Sports centre stadium – RSC|
|October 8th||Bangalore||Press meet / League match 3||Karnataka Badminton Association Stadium- KBA|
|October 22th||Hyderabad||Press meet / League match 4||Gachibowli Indoor Stadium|
|November 12th||Kuala Lumpur||Finals – League / tournament & Awards||KL Badminton Stadium|