The celebrity cricket tournament also called Nakshatra Cricket, conducted by the Nadigar Sangam aka the South Indian Film Artistes Association (SIFAA) was held on April 17 at the Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
8 teams led by star heroes took part in the event held to raise funds for the construction of Sangam’s new building. The trophy was won by Suriya’s Chennai Singams.
Balakrishna, Nagarjuna, Venkatesh, Shivaraj Kumar,Nivin Pauly and many others from neighboring film industries graced the event which had Kollywood celebrities in full attendance.Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan inaugurated the event. Rajinikanth appealed to everyone to stay united irrespective of hailing from different film industries.
Below is the list of the 8 teams:
Chennai Singams: Surya (captain), Vikranth, Arjun Sarja, Hansika Motwani, Arun Vijay, Siva, Nanda, Uday, Keerthi Chawla, Gowri Munjal, Divya and Rukmani.
Madurai Kaalais: Vishal (captain), Soori, Rishi, Arulnithi, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, Ramana, RK Suresh, Manzoor Ali Khan, Janani Iyer, Madhumitha, Chandini and Nikki Galrani.
Kovai Kings: Karthi (captain), Prashanth, Vishnu, Bharath, JK Rithish, Sanjay, Mahendran, Tamannaah Bhatia, ShrushtiDange, Madhu Shalini, Abhinayasri and Mumtaz Misha.
Nellai Dragons: Jayam Ravi (captain), Arvind Swamy, Vaibav Reddy, Vijay Vasanth, Soundar Raja, 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), KarthickMuthuraman, Udhayanidhi Stalin, Athav, Udhaya, Jithan Ramesh, Senthil, BinduMadhavi, Nandita, PoonamKaur, Ragasya and Suja Varooni.
Tiruchi Tigers: Sivakarthikeyan (captain), Vikram Prabhu, Ashok Selvan, Shaam, Keerthi Suresh, Hema Chandran, Nithin Sathya, Sathish, Sriman, Chaaya Singh, Gayathri Raghuram, Tejashri and Vedhika.