Blackburn Rovers to play Pune FC on October 7
Blackburn Rovers will become the first English Premier League side to play in India when they take part in an exhibition match in Pune next month, organisers said on Monday.india Updated: Sep 27, 2011 00:18 IST
Blackburn Rovers will become the first English Premier League side to play in India when they take part in an exhibition match in Pune next month, organisers said on Monday.
Rovers, owned by Indian poultry firm Venky's, were scheduled to play Pune Football Club in July, but the game was postponed following a bomb attack in Mumbai.
The match will now be held on October 7.
"We are very happy to host them," Pune Football Club director Nandan Piramal said in a statement.
"The opportunity is great for the fans and on Pune FC's behalf I am happy to share this moment with the fans."
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