Mahendra Singh Dhoni Joins Tendulkar, Ganguly as Indian Super League Team Owner

Updated: 06 October 2014 18:34 IST

Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who is the Chennai Super Kings captain, has inked a deal to be a co-owner of Chennaiyin FC along with Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan.

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India cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is an avid follower of international and club football.

After the likes of Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli, Mahendra Singh Dhoni has become the latest cricketer to own a football team in the high-profile Indian Super League, investing in the Chennaiyin FC ahead of the event starting October 12. (Pics: Indian Super League football launched)

Dhoni, the current Indian cricket captain, has inked a deal to be a co-owner of Chennaiyin FC along with Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan.

"Dhoni has signed a deal to become a co-owner of Chennaiyin FC," a source from IMG-Reliance, the organisers of the much-anticipated league said.

Last month, Dhoni's deputy in the Indian cricket team was announced as co-owner of ISL team FC Goa. Tendulkar is a co-owner of Kerala Blasters while ex-cricket captain Sourav Ganguly is a co-owner of Atletico de Kolkata.

The ISL kicks off on October 12 in Kolkata while the final will be held on December 20.

Topics : Football Indian Super League MS Dhoni
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