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Sourav Ganguly, Shahrukh Khan to bid for Indian Super League’s Kolkata franchise

Shahrukh Khan (left) and Sourav Ganguly did not always see eye-to-eye © AFP
Shahrukh Khan (left) and Sourav Ganguly did not always see eye-to-eye © AFP

Mar 11, 2014

Former India cricket captain Sourav Ganguly and Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan are reportedly to bid for the Kolkata football franchise in the Indian Super League (ISL).

The League is sponsored by IMG-Reliance and is a joint venture between Mukesh Ambani and Rupert Murdoch.

CNN-IBN tweeted saying that both Ganguly and Shahrukh are to bid for the Kolkata based franchise.

Both Ganguly and Shahrukh have a history when it comes to sports franchises based from Kolkata. The Bollywood actor owns the Kolkata Knight Riders. Ganguly was the captain and icon player in the first season.

He then played for the now defunct Pune Warriors India franchise. Other celebrities who are reportedly interested in the Indian Soccer League are actors John Abraham and Ranbir Kapoor.

The League is setup like the Indian Premier League (IPL) and will have city-based franchise teams. The other cities are Chennai, Bangalore, Mumbai, Kochi, Pune, Goa, Guwahati and New Delhi.

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