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Ranveer Singh forges a ‘special’ partnership and it’s not with Deepika Padukone

Ranveer Singh will take on an ambassadorial role for the Premier League. The Bollywood star will help promote the league and its community initiatives in India.

football Updated: Dec 23, 2017 15:33 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Bollywood star Ranveer Singh was appointed as the Premier League ambassador on Friday in London.(PTI)

The Premier League has formed an official partnership with Indian film actor Ranveer Singh. The Bollywood star is a passionate football fan and will help promote the Premier League to fans in India and globally.

Ranveer Singh, famous for his lead roles in films such as Bajirao Mastani and Befikre, is a supporter of Arsenal FC and closely follows Premier League action throughout the season. In this ambassadorial role he will be working to support the league’s community initiatives across India, promote fan events and share his passion for the game.

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This partnership builds on the Premier League’s existing commitment to fans and development of the game in India. The league recently hosted an international fan park in Bengaluru, which saw more than 20,000 fans engage with clubs and activities.

The Premier League is committed to supporting the development of the game at both a grassroots and elite level in India.

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This partnership with Ranveer Singh will also strengthen the relationship between the Premier League and Indian Super League (ISL) which was first formalised in 2014, when a mutual cooperation agreement between the two was signed. This alliance has seen the two leagues exchange knowledge, strategic support and ideas around the development of the game at all levels.

Richard Masters, Premier League Managing Director, said: “Ranveer Singh is a passionate Premier League supporter who connects with fans across India and the world. His knowledge of the game and commitment to its development and growth, both domestically and internationally, is what has led to the creation of this partnership. We look forward to working with Ranveer to encourage football fans in India to play, coach, referee and support the game.”

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Ranveer Singh added: “It is an honour to take on an ambassadorial role with the Premier League. I look forward to sharing my passion for football and hope that I can help develop and grow the fan base for the sport in India.”

First Published: Dec 22, 2017 21:26 IST