Indian cricket stalwart Sachin Tendulkar has become a joint owner of a new soccer team from Kochi. He believes that the inaugural edition of the Indian Super League is going to be a fantastic platform for the young Indian footballer in order to improve the game in the sub-continent.
Tendulkar, who is an intense automobile racing fan and a PVP Ventures as well as, which occupies Indian Badminton League (IBL) inaugural champions Hyderabad Hotshots, grabbed hold of the Kochi franchise side by side for the two-month ISL, which is going to be smashed on the field from September in eight cities.
“I will always endure a sportsman at heart who is craving to certainly affect the sporting fabric of the country. The Indian Super League puts forward a great chance to evolve a platform for the youngsters to learn and amplify their ability to cultivate into notable players.” Tendulkar said on Sunday.
“It has been alluring acquaintances collaborate with the young, stimulated team at PVP Ventures driven by Prasad Potluri. Planted on the several intuitions shared by the team, the chance of the Kochi club assumed like an imperative and challenging recommendation. With the Kochi club, we will go all out to ‘score our goals’ and act a part in cultivating the game of football crosswise the nation.” He added.
Potluri, chairman and managing director of PVP Ventures Limited, confirmed that their first preference will be to elaborate the Kochi club.
“We set aside for developing the Kochi club in the Indian Super League and are honored to ally with one of India’s greatest sportsmen, Sachin Tendulkar, in our efforts. We will thud the potential talent as also channelize the enthusiasm and passion for football transversely the country to expand the trait and the competitive level of the game. The following and keen interest of football in the southern part of the country presents a stimulating chance for us to carry out our plans and influence global expertise for the development of a world class club.” He said.
IMG-Reliance, which is the commercial partners of the All India Football Federation (AIFF), is kicking upstairs the soccer league.
The other seven franchise sides are Mumbai, Kolkata, Delhi, Bangalore, Guwahati, Pune and Goa.