TNPL update – Coimbatore Team, RajuMahalingam Interview
We hope to bring matches to Coimbatore next year, says Raju Mahalingam of Coimbatore
Chennai: Lyca Productions is a well-known name in the cinema industry. Now, the Chennai-based firm is happy to have entered the sports industry by purchasing the Coimbatore franchise of the Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL).
Raju Mahalingam, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Lyca Productions, said, “The two biggest industries in the country are entertainment and sports, and we wanted to tap into this wonderful new venture.”
Mr Mahalingam is pleased with the way things have gone in the Player Draft. In fact, he is happy that his think-tank has managed to buy all the players they had hoped for.
“We always aim for victory in every venture. This is the first season and we are going to win the title and lift the cup,” he said. The biggest star for the Coimbatore team is Murali Vijay.
Lyca Kovai Kings will benefit from celebrity presence, “Our association with celebrities is huge, so we will definitely see their support at our matches. We already had Akshay Kumar and (filmmaker) Shankar at our official logo launch.” Mr Mahalingam said. “We can also hope to witness some live TNPL action next year as the franchise has requested to be a prospective venue next year.”
Photo attached: Raju Mahalingam, Coimbatore Team Owner. (Courtesy: TNPL)