Legendary Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and star actors Chiranjeevi and Nagarjuna became a partner of Indian Super League football side Kerala Blasters. A consortium of investors, including megastars Chiranjeevi and Akkineni Nagarjuna, leading film producer Allu Arvind and industrialist and serial entrepreneur Nimmagadda Prasad have joined hands to buy a stake in Blasters Sports Pvt. Ltd., the owners of Kerala Blasters.
The new investors in Kerala Blasters were unveiled at a ceremony today. According to reports, Sachin will continue to be a co-owner with Kerala Blasters, holding a significant stake. The new co-owners of Kerala Blasters were responsible for the turnaround of MAA Television Network Ltd.
Kerala Blasters franchise is the first investment in the growing sports business in the country for this consortium. In a symbolic gesture, Sachin Tendulkar, Chiranjeevi, Nagarjuna, Allu Arvind and Nimmagadda Prasad signed a football sporting the Kerala Blasters logo.
Today, Sachin and all the new co-owners met Kerala Chief Minister Pinnarayi Vijayan at the state secretariat. They also had a meeting with Kerala Football Association President K M I Mather.