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Reebok XI vs Cricket Star XI battle it out on 'Cricket Star'

Mumbai: Miditech's 'Cricket Star' is blazing into its 7th week of the 20:20 series. The new finds will face the Reebok XI team on Tuesday, Feb 20th at MIG Club, Bandra. The Reebok XI are no ordinary team. In fact, they include stalwarts like Harbhajan Singh, Ajit Agarkar, Munaf Patel and Robin Uthappa.

Says Nikhil Alva, C.E.O, Miditech, "At each stage the competition is getting tougher, but this round is the real test for the budding cricketers. It would be a real eye opener and help the 'aam aadmi' to decide who India's first 'Cricket Star' should be! ".

The show has a run of 11 weeks, with tri-weekly episodes on Zee Sports and DD National and a weekly episode on Zee TV. While former captains and cricketing icons Kapil Dev and Saurav Ganguly are judging the players, snazzy Ajay Jadeja is shining as the expert analyst.

The show has been gaining popularity ever since thousands of aspirants auditioned during the nationwide screening for 'Cricket Star'. 23 participants made it to the final round and found a place in the Cricket Star Academy, Mumbai. Spread over 10 weeks, the training process has seen an exclusive panel including stalwarts like Robin Singh, Praveen Amre, Abey Kuruvilla and Zubin Bharucha, work on these aspiring cricketers whose life at the Academy is action-packed and includes intense daily training, customized cricketing tests and 'Master Classes', conducted by former players as famous as Geoffrey Boycott, Monty Panesar, Mahela Jayawardene, V.V.S. Laxman and Dilip Vengsarkar.

At the end of an intense and grueling 11 weeks and 33 episodes, India's first Cricket Star will be selected. The take away? An all expenses paid one-year contract with the reputed Leicestershire County Cricket Club besides other cash prizes.

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