The entire Tamil film fraternity is gearing up for the tournament.

Rajinikanth to be felicitated during celebrity cricket in ChennaiImage Courtesy: Digital Native
news Saturday, April 16, 2016 - 16:39

As part of efforts to raise funds, Nadigar Sangam's celebrity cricket match will be happening on Sunday in Chennai.

In this tournament, Nadigar Sangam will be raising a fund of 13 crores against a target of 26 crores which includes satellite rights, team sponsors etc. This fund will be used to start the construction of the Nadigar Sangam building. The new building work is likely to begin by April end.

The entire Tamil film fraternity is gearing up for the tournament and stars from four South Indian states will be present at the event. 

Nadigar Sangam sources confirmed that eminent stars like Rajinikanth, Kamal Hassan, Chiranjeevi, Amitab Bachchan and Mammootty have confirmed their presence.

Nadigar Sangam president Nasser wrote a letter to Rajinikanth, thanking him for accepting their invitation and agreeing to attend the inaugural ceremony of the tournament. He also congratulated him for being felicitated with Padma Vibushan recently. He requested him to attend the event happening on Sunday evening for felicitating him for Padma award.

It is also noted that, actors Ajith and Simbu are not participating in this tournament. Actors politely refused with a logical reason that they are not in favor of seeking financial support from their fans and the public. Instead the actors should provide funds as a team rather than depend on contributions. The actors are ready to contribute money to construct the building.

A total of 48 actors will participate in the tournament and the tournament will be starting by 10 am and end by 10 pm on Sunday.

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