SachTelugu actors Chiranjeevi, Nagarjuna, Allu Arjun and industrialist Aravind Prasad have joined cricketer Sachin Tendulkar as the new co-owners of the Kerala Blasters, the Kochi-based franchise of the Indian Super League (ISL).

Speaking to newspersons, Sachin said he wanted to work with the new co-owners and make Kerala Blasters a vibrant franchise.

He and the co-owners have agreed to the state government request to set up a residential football academy to groom young football stars here.

“The interest levels among youngsters are very high in the state. We would like to get involved with more schools to catch them young,” Sachin said.