Indian Super League – Kerala Blasters FC
Kerala Blasters FC is an Indian Super League football franchise in Kochi, Kerala that will begin play in October 2014 during the inaugural season of the Indian Super League. The team is owned by former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and Prasad V Potluri.
On 13 April 2014, it was announced that Sachin Tendulkar and Prasad V Potluri had won the bidding for the Kochi franchise.On 27 May 2014, the team was officially named “Kerala Blasters”.The team name is based on the popular nickname of team owner Sachin Tendulkar, Master Blaster. It was officially inaugurated at the crowne plaza, Kochi on 15 September 2014.
Master Blaster’ Sachin Tendulkar launched the team anthem of Kerala Blasters with two simple but catchy words from the anthem – Everybody Plays. At an event attended by dignitaries from the city, Sachin Tendulkar called on the entire team of Kerala Blasters to join him on stage as he encouraged the audience and the media to ‘YellowMeinKhelo’ in support of the team colour. The Kerala Blasters anthem captures the passion for football in every Indian and draws inspiration from the musical and cultural heritage of Kerala with beats from traditional instruments. The song starts with the Kathakali dance whistle.
Commenting on the anthem, Prasad Potluri, co-owner, Kerala Blasters said, “The anthem celebrates team spirit, passion and pride embodied by Kerala. It’s a clarion call to all fans to come and wholeheartedly support Kerala Blasters by chanting the anthem and sporting yellow.”
The song has been composed by Ms. M M Sreelekha and sung by the renowned Kalabhavan Mani. Ms. Sreelekha spoke about her experience of composing the anthem and said, “I am happy and excited to be associated with Kerala Blasters. The anthem attempts to symbolize the enthusiasm for the game in Kerala and exhorts everybody to play the game.”
While the announcement featured the launch of the anthem, a great deal of excitement surrounded the release of the team’s jersey by Sachin Tendulkar. Muthoot Pappachan Group announced its association with the team as the title sponsor.
About Kerala Blasters FC
|Full name||Kerala Blasters Football Club|
|Ground||Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Kochi|
|Owners||Sachin Tendulkar ,Prasad V Potluri|
|League||Indian Super League|
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Kerala Blasters will play their home games at the Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium locally known as Kaloor International Stadium. The current capacity of the ground is 65,000. It was built in 1996 by the Government of Kerala with Greater Cochin Development Authority (GCDA). Originally constructed as a football stadium, it has played host to a number of international cricket and football matches.