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Tendulkar aims to impact sporting fabric of the nation with ISL bid

Last updated on: April 13, 2014 17:19 IST

Tendulkar aims to 'impact sporting fabric of the nation' with ISL bid

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Considered the 'God of Cricket', the iconic Sachin Tendulkar took the plunge into the football field when he bought the Kochi franchise in the Indian Super League, forming a new bond with 'God's own Country'.

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Tendulkar, who brought the curtains down on a glorious 24-year international cricket last November, won the right to own the Kochi franchise in partnership with the Prasad V Potluri of PVP Ventures.

"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 youngsters to learn and enhance their talent to develop into outstanding players," Tendulkar said in a statement.


Image: Sachin Tendulkar
Photographs: Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com

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The 40-year-old Mumbaikar was earlier this year conferred with the prestigious Bharat Ratna.

"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," the batting legend added. 


Image: Sachin Tendulkar plays football during a training session
Photographs: Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images

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