Blackburn Rovers to reach Pune on Wednesday

Mumbai: English Premier League club Blackburn Rovers are set to arrive in Pune on Wednesday morning by a chartered aircraft from Manchester to commence a three-day tour of the country.

During their visit the club, owned by Indian poultry firm Venky`s headquartered in Pune, would play a friendly match against Pune FC on October 7, the first time ever, an English Premiership club would be playing a match in the country, a media release said on Tuesday.

The match is to be played under lights from 6.30 pm at the Shiv Chhattrapati Balewadi Sports Complex. A tight security blanket has been cast around all venues the team would visit, including the stadium and hotels.

Security passes and badges are being issued to all the personnel who would be around the team, besides the national and international sports media arriving in Pune to cover the tour, the release added.


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