Messi funds Pique’s Kosmos Davis Cup revamp project

first_imgFootballLatest Sports NewsSports BusinessNewsSportSportstars Happy Father’s Day: ‘We Miss You’, Hardik Pandya pens emotional message for his father Previous articleDSPORT to telecast Afghanistan-Ireland limited overs series in IndiaNext articleNBA-FIBA join hands to launch Basketball Africa League Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Cricket Cricket Lionel Messi has funded Kosmos Holdings to revamp the Davis Cup. Kosmos owner and Messi’s Barcelona teammate Gerard Pique has confirmed Messi as one of the investors in the Kosmos Davis Cup revamp.The Spaniard had told Daily Mail after the Davis Cup Finals draw in Madrid that “Leo (Messi) knows more than anyone about this because he is involved in Kosmos. He is a partner, he is part of the Kosmos family, he likes tennis. We have a relationship of 18 years since he arrived at the club, and I always try to share with him things I’m thinking, he loves to be part of it and he wanted to be part of it.” TAGSBarcelonaDavis CupDavis Cup Finalsdavis cup revampGerard PiqueInternational Tennis FederationITFKosmosLionel MessiRoger Federer SHARE Messi funds Pique’s Kosmos Davis Cup revamp project Euro 2020 LIVE broadcast in more than 200 countries, check how you can watch Live Streaming of EURO 2020 in your country By Kunal Dhyani – February 19, 2019 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Cricket Latest Sports News Euro 2020 Top Scorers: Ronaldo joins Patrik Schick at top, Lukaku remains second; Check who is leading the Euro 2020 Golden Boot race Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Gareth Bale issues warning for Italy ahead of crucial fixture – Follow Live Updates Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Facebook Twitter Happy Father’s Day: Nostalgic Sachin Tendulkar shares a special item that belonged to his father; Check video India Tour of Sri Lanka: From books to gym, Sanju Samson shares story of his quarantine life Football WTC Final Day 3 LIVE Score: Virat Kohli & Ajinkya Rahane ready to battle Kiwi bowlers, follow IND-NZ Day 3 Live Updates ICC WTC Final: Ravichandran Ashwin reveals when he plans to retire from cricket Football Cricket YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Latest Sports News Tokyo Olympics: Covid-19 scare continues after a Uganda team member tests positive Tokyo Olympics Village: Organizers unveils Tokyo games athletes village to the media, check first look Cricket Football by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeSuresh Raina issues statement after arrest, says the incident in Mumbai was ‘unintentional’UndoPUBG Mobile Big Update : For the first time ever, India Government makes it official, ‘No Permissions to PUBG’UndoWrestler Murder Case: Sushil Kumar spotted hitting victim with sticks in exclusive video; WatchUndoInternational Tennis Federation (ITF) and Kosmos Holdings are in agreement to jointly run the Davis Cup competition for 25 years. Kosmos will be backing the project by $3 billion.Kosmos Holding, Pique’s company, also has on board Rakuten CEO Hiroshi Mikitani and US tech billionaire Larry Ellison among the investors.Also Read: Messi highest earning footballer; nets nearly double than RonaldoLionel Messi may soon lead Barcelona on pre-season tour to IndiaThe inaugural 18-nation Finals, which replaces the traditional 16-team World Group, is scheduled for November at Madrid’s La Caja Magica. The draw was completed in late last week.It is not clear so far whether the Forbes’ second highest earning athlete Messi will be directly involved with the Davis Cup project.Meanwhile, tennis stars like Roger Federer and Leyton Hewitt have expressed scepticism over Pique’s involvement with Davis Cup. Some critics have gone to the extent of terming the prestigious tennis competition as the “Pique Cup”.The 32-year-old footballer is unhappy over the comments. “I hate it, because it’s not about me and I don’t want my name on the competition. Davis Cup history is so big. I hope we can change this opinion. After a few years, I hope they go back and say “We were wrong, Davis Cup is more alive than ever,” he says.“I can understand that when a footballer comes in the tennis world it can seem a little bit awkward or strange, but at the end of the day I’m not going to be changing the rules of tennis. I understand that I’m the new one here and I try to understand everyone. In the time we are living now it is easy to say whatever you think. If it’s with respect it’s fine.“Davis Cup history is so big. I hope we can change this opinion. After a few years, I hope they go back and say ‘We were wrong, Davis Cup is more alive than ever’.“I respect the opinion of Lleyton, he was a great player. I can understand that when a footballer comes in the tennis world it can seem a little bit awkward or strange, but at the end of the day I’m not going to be changing the rules of tennis.”Also Read: Premier watch brand Jacob & Co signs Messilast_img

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