ISPL's Chennai team bought by Suriya

ISPL Chennai team bought by Suriya

December 28, 2023

Saravanan Sivakumar, better known by his stage name Suriya, has become the latest celebrity to join the upcoming tennis-ball T10 tournament, the Indian Street Premier League (ISPL), the south-Indian actor having been confirmed as the owner of the league’s Chennai team.

Suriya becomes the latest among a host of Indian actors who have joined the ISPL as team owners, including Amitabh Bachchan (Mumbai), Hrithik Roshan (Bangalore), Akshay Kumar (Srinagar) and Ram Charan (Hyderabad). 

Also read: Ram Charan joins ISPL as Hyderabad team owner

Speaking about becoming an ISPL team owner, Suriya commented:

It’s an honour to be a part of ISPL, a platform dedicated to showcasing cricketing talent across India. Chennai holds a special place in cricket history with the MA Chidambaram Stadium being the oldest venue in India in continuous use. The Chennai ISPL team will give local talent a unique opportunity to showcase their cricketing skills in this exciting new format.

Ashish Shelar, Core Committee Member, Indian Street Premier League, added:

Suriya’s alliance with ISPL brings a unique fervour to the league. His passion for cricket and his immense popularity will undoubtedly inspire young talents in Chennai to display their skills. With teams from across India on board, we anticipate an exhilarating season ahead.

Amol Kale, Core Committee Member, Indian Street Premier League, said:

ISPL is not just a cricket league but a platform for budding talents. Suriya’s coming on board adds to the league’s charisma and diversity. This is a golden opportunity for aspiring cricketers in Chennai to etch their names in history!

Suraj Samat, League Commissioner, ISPL, stated:

Suriya’s association with the Chennai team brings in a new level of competition. The inaugural season promises to be an action-packed one! We look forward to team Chennai, under Suriya’s stewardship, making a significant impact.

Aditya Chaudhuri

Hailing from the City of Joy, the things that bring me joy are cricket, a good non-tilt CS:GO session, F1 and movies.

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