Salman Khan who was the guest of honour at the opening ceremony at the Celebrity Cricket League held in Kochi unveiled the flag at the event.
The unveiling ceremony was followed by the toss between Mumbai Heroes headed by Sunil Shetty and Kerala Strikers headed by South superstar Mohanlal. The toss was won by Mumbai Heroes, who decided to bat.
“We don’t want any pressure in the first game, so we will bat,” Sunil Shetty said.
Talking about his opponent Mohanlal, Shetty said that he was a good person and a close friend.
Varun Badola and Sunny Singh were the first ones to bat from Mumbai Heroes.
The Mumbai Heroes include Bollywood actors Sohail Khan, Aftab Shivdasani and Sonu Sood, among others.
The Dubai leg of the CCL takes place at Dubai International Stadium in Dubai Sports City on February 23, with matches between Kerala Strikers and Bengal Tigers at 3pm while the Mumbai Heroes take on the Chennai Rhinos at 7pm.