Indian legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar has ended the stake in the Indian Super League (ISL) franchisee Kerala Blasters. The ISL Club provided this information in a statement on Sunday. Sachin was the face of this franchise from the first edition of 2014.
Kerala Blasters said, “Sachin has been a great support and we thank him for his contribution to the Kerala Blasters Football Club (KBFC). He will always be a member of the Yellow Army. Now we will continue to work for the spirit of sports, fans and people of Kerala.”
The statement also said, “IQuest, Chiranjeevi and Allu Arvind had 80% stake in the club. These three have now made a final agreement to get Sachin’s 20% in the club.
For the past two days, there was news in a section of the media that the billionaire Yusuff Ali M.A. of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has bought a stake from Sachin.
Sachin’s emotional message to Kerala Blasters
In his emotional message Sachin says “Over the last four years, KBFC has been an integral part of my life. I have undergone all the emotions that millions of Blasters fans have undergone during this period.”
“In its fifth year, it is important that the club puts the building blocks for the next five years and beyond. It is also a time for me to reflect on the role that I should play. After reflecting and much discussion with my team, I have decided to exit my association with Blasters as a co-promoter'” Sachin added.
Sachin also praise Kerala Blasters and said “I strongly believe that Blasters is in very good shape and on its path to attain many more successes with its fans offering unconditional support. I am very proud of the Blasters and a piece of my heart will always beat for the club!”