The Nadigar Sangam, popularly known as the South Indian Film Artistes Association (SIFAA), has organised a cricket tournament to raise funds to construct its new building. The event will take place April 17 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
Eight teams will participate in the celebrity cricket tournament and it will be a six-over match. Kamal Haasan will reportedly ball the first ball of the tournament and Rajinikanth will bat. The Nadigar Sangam has invited big stars from other film industries to be part of the event.
Amitabh Bachchan, Chiranjeevi, Upendra, Sudeep and many others will be gracing the tournament and Kollywood is believed to be in full attendance.
Suriya, Vishal Krishna, Karthi, Jayam Ravi, Vijay Sethupathi, Jiiva, Arya and Sivakarthikeyan have been chosen as the captains of the eight teams, reports Indiaglitz. Here is the team names and the complete list of players:
Chennai Singams: Surya (captain), Vikranth, Arjun Sarja, Hansika Motwani, Arun Vijay, Siva, Nanda, Uday, Keerthi Chawla, Gowri Mungal, Divya and Rukmani.
Madurai Kaalais: Vishal (captain), Soori, Rishi, Arulnithi, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, Ramana, RK Suresh, Manzoor Ali Khan, Janani Aiyer, Madhumitha, Chandini and Nikki Galrani.
Kovai Kings: Karthi (captain), Prashanth, Vishnu, Bharath, JK Rithish, Sanjay, Mahendran, Tamannaah Bhatia, Shrushti Dange, Madhu Shalini, Abhinayasri and Mumtaz Misha.
Nellai Dragons: Jayam Ravi (captain), Arvind Swamy, Vaibav Reddy, Vijay Vasanth, Soundarraja, Prithvi, Ashwin Shekar, Sri Divya, Namitha, Manisha Yadav, Vijayalakshmi, Komal Sharma and Parvathy Nair.
Ramnad Rhinos: Vijay Sethupathi (captain), Jai, Kalai, Bose Venkat, Varun Ganesh, Shakthi, Sirish, Arun Balaji, Remya Nambesan, Soniya Agarwal, Vasundhara, Gayathri and Rythvika.
Thanjai Warriors: Jiiva (captain), Atharvaa, Pasupathy, Sharan, Ashok, Lakshman, Black Pandi, Amala Paul, Dhanshika, Nikisha Patel, Flora Shiny and Sanjana Singh.
Salem Cheetas: Arya (captain), Karthick Muthuraman, Udhayanidhi Stalin, Athav, Udhaya, Jithan Ramesh, Senthil, Bindu Madhavi, Nandita, Poonam Kaur, Ragasya and Suja Varooni.
Tiruchi Tigers: Sivakarthikeyan (captain), Vikram Prabhu, Ashok Selvan, Shaam, Keerthi Suresh, Hemachandran, Nithin Sathya, Sathish, Sriman, Chaaya Singh, Gayathri Raghuram, Tejashri and Vedhika.