Blackburn Rovers have kept their promise of playing against Pune FC. They had scheduled the match earlier with the same team and the match was to be held in Pune’s Balewadi Complex stadium as a part of their pre-season training. But the recent Mumbai blasts caused the heralded tour to get cancelled.
Now, the date has been revised and if all goes well, Pune will see Blackburn Rovers on 7th October in the same stadium. After their thrilling 4-3 win over heavyweights Arsenal, the interest in BBR would be soaring high and one believes this is the perfect timing for them to tour India which is being seen as a huge market for football. It will also give the due publicity to the most professional team in I league, Pune FC whose support base has not yet reached its potential in the locality.
It is to be noted that the date is clashing with the Durand Cup. Pune FC has not yet confirmed their participation in Durand as they are giving much more importance to this high-profile match against Rovers.