B-Town's Celebrity Football Team played for a charitable cause , organised by CISF .

May 11, 2017 - 03:41 hrs IST
B-Town's Celebrity Football Team played for a charitable cause , organised by CISF .

CISF (Centra Industrial Security Force) officials recently organised a charitable football match by the B-Town's celebrities for a drive by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi 's Mission XI campaign to encourage football among young Indians.

October 2017 will open its doors to the FIFA Under 17 World Cup . In a bid to gear up for that the CISF hosted football matches across the country and to encourage the youngsters to actively participate in the sport. The first phase of the mission was concluded in Mumbai with the CSIF v/s Bollywood match at a private gymkhana. 

The Bollywood team comprising of actor Abhishek Bachchan as Captain, Ranbir Kapoor as the Vice Captaion, Ranbir Kapoor's Arman Jain, TV actors Shabbir Ahluwalia and Vivian D'Sena , entrapreneurs Raj Kundra and Sachiin Josh, film maker Shoojit Sircar were among the few others to beat the CISF in the match that lasted about 105 minutes approximately.

Model Marc Robinson , Bollywood's goalkeeper played an important role in their win.

The game on behalf of the Team Bollywood was helmed by Bunty Walia.  It is said that Prime Minister Modi has expressed his desire to hold such matches preceding the Under 17 FIFA World Cup.   Many more matches are said to be held between July and September this year to bring about the game visibility among youngsters and Team Bollywood members are expected to be present in large numbers for most of the World Cup matches to take place in October.

Brining the celebrities of Bollywood will be adding to the visibility of the game.