Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar and the PVP Ventures Ltd. have won the bid for the Indian Super League (ISL) team in Kochi.
The announcement has created a huge buzz across football fans in Kerala and the “Master Blaster” himself is looking forward to the new challenge.
“I will always remain a sportsman at heart who is keen to positively impact the sporting fabric of the nation. The Indian Super League presents a great opportunity to develop a platform for the youngsters to learn and enhance their talent to develop into outstanding players,” Tendulkar told.
“It has been an interesting experience interacting with the young, passionate team at PVP Ventures led by Prasad Potluri. Based on the various insights shared by the team, the opportunity of the Kochi club seemed like a compelling and challenging proposition.”
“With the Kochi club, we will strive to ‘score our goals’ and play a part in developing the game of football across the country,” Tendulkar added.
Prasad V. Potluri (Chairman & Managing Director, PVP Ventures Ltd.) said, “We look forward to developing the Kochi club in the Indian Super League and are proud to partner with one of India’s greatest sportsmen, Sachin Tendulkar, in our efforts. We will tap the potential talent as also channelize the fervor and passion for football across the country to enhance the quality and competitive level of the sport.”
“The following and enthusiasm of football in the southern part of the country presents a fertile opportunity for us to execute our plans and leverage global expertise for the development of a world class club,” Potluri told.
A full list and details of all the bid winners for the eight ISL franchises is available at