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Sachin Tendulkar meets Kerala CM, seeks support for Indian Super League

Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar, who is a co-owner of Kerala Blasters, visited the office of Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday to seek support for the upcoming season of the Indian Super League

football Updated: Nov 02, 2017 19:09 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Sachin Tendulkar (L) visited Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan (R) at his office on Thursday.(Facebook/Pinarayi Vijayan)

Indian batting great and Kerala Blasters co-owner Sachin Tendulkar on Thursday met Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, seeking support from the state government for the upcoming season of the Indian Super League (ISL).

Tendulkar, who visited Vijayan’s office in the morning with spouse Anjali alongside him, was mobbed by fans as he got out of his car.

“We came to invite the CM to the inaugural match of the new season to be held in Kochi on the 17th ,” Tendulkar was quoted as saying by IANS.

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The season opener between Atletico de Kolkata and Kerala Blasters was initially scheduled to be held in Kolkata, but organisers decided on Thursday to move the opening game to Kochi and award the final to Kolkata.

After the meeting, Vijayan posted a picture of Tendulkar on his Facebook page. Tendulkar had met Vijayan last year too.

The 2017-18 season of the ISL will see two more teams, Bengaluru FC and Jamshedpur FC, and will run for around five months, much longer than the previous editions.

(With inputs from IANS)

First Published: Nov 02, 2017 18:57 IST