Jan 16, 2015 14:01

SIRISH Vissa, the head of Volkswagen Motorsport India, is responsible for infusing new ideas, promoting new talent for the overall development of Motorsport as a leading sport in India.

A serial entrepreneur with close to two decades of domestic and international Motorsport experience, Vissa has been instrumental in the foundation and success of two companies (Shineyu Engineering Technologies Private Limited and Racetech) into the manufacturing and automotive sectors. 

He is also one of the only Indians to master motorsport engineering by playing a significant role in developing a car for the prestigious 24 hours LeMans endurance* race.

Dec 16, 2013 07:12

STAR Sports presented a unique series of Knowledge Sessions, at the landmark India Pro Leagues Forum 2013 Friday in New Delhi, organised by SportzPower. The summit, which focused on growing the club culture and sports leagues to develop a true sporting culture in the country, saw active participation of eminent personalities from the corporate and sports world.

Nitin Kukreja, President – Sports, STAR India, delivered a keynote address at the inaugural session of the summit, elaborating on the growing appetite from Indian sports fans to consume other sports apart from cricket, and the enormous growth potential of sports in the country. 

Reproduced here is the full text of the speech that Kukreja delivered at the summit:

Dec 03, 2012 10:12

I HAVE recently had a chance to read the extract of Ed Hawkin’s book ‘BOOKIE GAMBLER FIXER SPY: A JOURNEY TO THE CORRUPT HEART OF CRICKET’S UNDERWORLD’, where a sensational allegation has been made that the India-Pakistan semi-final match of the World Cup 2011 was fixed. This allegation was based on an SMS received from a bookie pertaining to the broad contours of what would happen in the match. A match cannot be said to be fixed just based upon the SMS enumerating some match predictions.  A keen follower of cricket would surely have known that Pakistan has never defeated India in a World Cup match; hence the odds were anyways stacked against them particularly when chasing 260 in the semi-final. 

Dec 27, 2010 06:12

PODAR Enterprise managing director Rajiv Podar has a long association with cricket, being a partner in Sports Education Development India Limited (SEDIL) along with Kohinoor Group, which provides sports education programs across India. SEDIL has a tie-up with Cricket Australia to provide Cricket Education Programs planned to be implemented in 10 schools all over the country.

Dec 08, 2010 08:12

ENGLISH movies channel Sony Pix from Multi Screen Media (formerly Sony Entertainment Television) stable recently acquired broadcast rights for NBA in the Indian market. 

NBA coverage on Pix includes two live games per week (Thursday and Saturday IST), besides live coverage of the NBA Playoffs and the Eastern Conference Finals in 2011 and the Western Conference Finals in 2012. 

NBA is the second sports property that will be aired on the channel after the FA Cup. Pix business head Sundar Aaron in a conversation with SportzPower's Javed Farooqui talks about the ramifications of the deal for the channel.