India's Test skipper Virat Kohli on Monday expressed his excitement at being named the brand ambassador of Premier Futsal football tournament and is motivated to contribute positively to a new venture.
Premier Futsal is a 5-a-side variant of football. The world's first multinational Futsal league is set to take place across eight Indian cities from July 15 to 24.
The league is governed by the Futsal Association of India (FAI) with accreditation from the international governing body, Asociacion Mundial de Futsal (AMF).
"We all grew up playing 5-a-side football. The combination of speed and flamboyance is what attracts so many people across the globe to watch and play the sport. Futsal is a fast and exciting sport. Futsallers display a lot of flair, skill and swag on the field, which are all qualities I relate to," Kohli said in a release on Monday.
"I am tremendously excited to be a part of Premier Futsal and motivated to positively contribute to the development of this wonderful new sport in India," the hard-hitting batsman said.
Over 50 international futsalers, from four continents and 21 countries are expected to participate in a game which is split into two halves of 20 minutes each.